Jury Service Letter
This letter should be used to respond to an employee who has been called for jury service.
Employees should notify their employer how long they will be absent on jury service and provide a copy of the confirmation of jury service letter.
There is no statutory duty on employers to pay employees who are absent on jury service. The employer can either pay normal pay, make pay up to full pay with the court allowances, or make no payment at all. This template letter covers all three of these options.
Employees who are not paid in full while they are absent on jury service will be able to complete a Certificate of Loss of Earnings or Benefit in order to claim a loss of earnings allowance from the court.
Employers should be aware that, although there is no legal duty on employers to pay employees their normal wages or salary when they are absent from work because of jury service, an employer must ensure that there is a clause to that effect in employees' contracts if they decide not to pay employees on jury service. Employers should also consider that court allowances are capped for those on jury service and a decision not to pay full salary may cause financial hardship to the employee.
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