Georgia state law prohibits employers from penalizing employees for missing work to appear in court for jury duty or as a witness or to answer a summons or subpoena. However, you may count time off for court appearances if the employee is facing criminal charges.
Under the law, employers may not attempt to coerce or intimidate employees into avoiding court appearances. Also, you may not count the time off for such appearances against their attendance records or in any .
The Georgia code requires employees to give employers as much notice as possible of any pending court dates.
- Document accommodations process--especially if it breaks down over worker's suggestion
- Unplugged: French say Non! to after-hours work calls
- You must protect customers—Even from off-Duty workers
- One tough, tearful job evaluation doesn't equal emotional distress
- Ensure employees know how to complain about retaliation