Decide the organisation's policy on time off for jury service

Key points

  • Individuals are usually given six to eight weeks' notice by the court when they are summoned for jury service.
  • Employers should have a policy in place to ensure that employees and line managers know what to do when an employee is summoned for jury service, to avoid disruption to the organisation.
  • The policy should set out the organisation's position on payment for employees on jury service, and whether or not the employee will be able to return to work if released early by the court.

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