Decide the cover arrangements for an employee on jury service

Key points

  • Jury service usually lasts for 10 working days, although it can be longer.
  • When arranging cover for an employee who has been summoned for jury service, the employer should consider the normal arrangements that it makes to provide cover for short-term sickness absence or annual leave.
  • The employer should take into account that the employee may be released by the court for whole or part days during the expected period of jury service and could therefore be available to return to work.

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