Can an employer object to an employee being sworn to a jury?
Verified 16 July 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
No, no, no. If an employee is selected to be sitting juryHowever, his employer cannot oppose it.
This is a civic obligation that also applies to the employer. The employer's agreement is therefore not necessary.
The employee must notify his employer by giving him a copy of his summons as soon as he has received it.
Employers are prohibited from penalizing employees who are absent from jury duty (whether or not they are disciplinary sanction, a dismissal, or discriminatory measures).
During the employee's absence, his employment contract shall be suspended.
He receives no remuneration from the employer.
However, the employee shall be entitled to a compensation for loss of professional income (on application and on justification to the Assize Court).
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- Labor Code: Article L1132-3-1Prohibition on punishing an employee selected for jury duty
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