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Information for Employers

28 U.S.C.§1875 states that no employer may discharge or suspend any employee for serving as a juror; any employee serving as a juror shall retain and be entitled to the same job status, pay, and seniority as he or she had prior to serving as a juror. However, the employer has discretion as to whether absence for jury duty is with or without pay.

Additionally, 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.