Your job is protected under Title 28 U.S.C. § 1875, which reads in part:
- No employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate, or coerce any permanent employee by reason of such employee's jury service, or the attendance or scheduled attendance in connection with such service, in any Court of the United States.
Any employer who violates the provisions of this section
- shall be liable for damages for any loss of wages or other benefits suffered by an employee by reason of such violation;
- may be enjoined from further violations of this section and ordered to provide other appropriate relief, including but not limited to the reinstatement of any employee discharged by reason of his jury service; and
- shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each violation as to each employee, and may be ordered to perform community service.
Proof of Attendance
If your employee is serving as a juror and you would like a verification of this service, the juror may request a certificate of attendance at the time of dismissal, if not selected. If your employee is selected, the Court will issue a certificate of attendance at the end of the trial, or weekly in the event of a lengthy trial, at the request of the juror.