Do You Need a Jury Service Lawyer?
Have you experienced jury duty retaliation because you have served or are scheduled to serve on a jury?
- Has your employer threatened your employment because you have to serve on a jury?
- Have your employment benefits, seniority, or other status been affected by your jury duty?
The Jury Systems Improvement Act (JSIA) is a federal law provides jury duty protections for employees who serve on a jury in federal court. These employees are protected from jury duty retaliation and other adverse employment actions by employers. Illegal employment retaliation could include termination, coercion, intimidation, and reductions in pay, benefits, or seniority, or any other change in the conditions of employment.
Most jurisdictions – including Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia – have passed laws similar to the JSIA that protect employees who serve on a jury in state or local courts. If you were fired illegally after participating on a jury, the federal JSIA or a similar state law may help you get your job back.