Jury duty

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to define the University’s policy, procedures, and guidelines for administering employee leave for jury duty and other court or deposition appearances.

Policy

A leave of absence for jury duty will be granted to any full-time employee who has been notified to serve. During this leave, full-time employees will be compensated their regular salary. An employee on jury duty is expected to report to work any day they are excused from jury duty.

If the jury duty falls at a time when the employee cannot be away from work, the University may request that the court allow the employee to choose a more convenient time to serve if they make a request in accordance with the court’s procedures. The employee must cooperate with this request.

If summoned to serve jury duty on a standby or call-in basis, the employee is expected to report for work every day that the employee is not needed by the court. When an employee on standby is advised to report for jury duty, the employee must notify the supervisor. During extended periods of jury duty, the employee is expected to stay in contact with the supervisor on a regular basis, and assist in coordinating work during the employee’s absence. Failure to adhere to the University’s policy may result in corrective discipline.

An employee who desires to appear in court for any other reason may request to use accrued vacation or personal time or leave without pay for the period of time spent in court.

Other Court or Deposition Appearances

When an employee is summoned or subpoenaed to appear in court or at a deposition, the employee should immediately notify their supervisor. The employee must provide a copy of the summons to the supervisor.

When an employee is summoned or subpoenaed to appear in court for any reason, the employee may request to use vacation or personal time or leave without pay. If an employee is required to appear on behalf of Lynn University, the time would not be considered an absence, but rather time worked.

An employee who receives a summons or a subpoena to appear in court or a deposition for any other reason may request to use accrued vacation leave or leave without pay for the period of time spent in court.

Definitions

Not Applicable.

Procedures/Guidelines

Not Applicable.

To learn more about this policy or the supporting procedures, please contact Employee Services

Policy updated on: Oct. 24, 2018