Jury duty and court attendance leave
An employer may not discriminate against an employee for taking time off to serve as a juror at an inquest or trial or if the employee is a victim of a crime and is required to appear as a witness.Additionally, an employer may not do the following:
An employer can, however, require that an employee provide reasonable notice to the employer. It is not a requirement to compensate employees for time off to serve on juries or to appear as a witness; however,an employee may use vacation, personal leave or compensatory time off that is otherwise available to the employee under the applicable terms of employment unless otherwise provided by a collective bargaining agreement for time taken off.
- Discriminate against an employee for taking time off to obtain relief as a result of domestic violence.
- Discharge or discriminate or retaliate against an employee, including but not limited to an employee who is a victim of a crime, for taking time off to appear in court to comply with a subpoena or other court order as a witness in any judicial proceeding.
- Discharge or discriminate or retaliate against an employee who is a victim of domestic violence or a victim of sexual assault for taking time off to obtain or attempt to obtain any relief, including but not limited to a temporary restraining order, restraining order or other injunctive relief, to help ensure the health, safety or welfare of the victim or his or her child.