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Can an employer object to an employee being put on a jury?

Verified 20 January 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

No. If an employee is selected to sit on a jury, his employer cannot object.

The employee may not refuse to be a jury.. It is a citizen's obligation that is also imposed on the employer, his agreement is not necessary.

The employee simply notifies his employer by giving him a copy of his summons as soon as he has received it.

The employer is prohibited from punishing an absent employee for the performance of a jury duty (whether a disciplinary sanction, a dismissalor discriminatory measures).

During the employee's absence, his employment contract is suspended.. He therefore receives no remuneration, but is entitled to compensation for loss of professional income (on request and on justification to the court).