Can I sue my employer for taking disciplinary action against me for serving jury duty?

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Can I sue my employer for taking disciplinary action against me for serving jury duty?

I gave them my summons the day I got it (I have a witness) 2 weeks prior to serving. I had to call in everyday to check on service reporting. I was call to court on a Thursday morning at 7:30 am. My job requires that I conclude work between 2 and 3 am so I took off Wednesday night. I received 1 attendance point for Wednesday a Corrective Action/write-up in my file for Thursday and sent home Sunday while someone else covered my regular shift. I have documentation that says I did what I was supposed to.

Asked on August 17, 2011 California

Answers:

Aryeh Leichter / Leichter Law Firm, APC

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

California Labor Code section 230 prohibits an employer for discharging or in any manner discriminating against an employee for taking time off to serve on a jury.  Please contact me if you would like to discuss the matter further by phone (213) 381-6557 or email (leichterlaw@gmail.com).

All the best,

Ari Leichter

 

 

 


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