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Jury Duty: Alabama

Jury Duty requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler


  • All Alabama employees must be excused from work to serve on a jury. See Employees Qualified for Leave.
  • Upon receiving a jury duty summons, an employee must present the summons to his or her immediate supervisor on the next day the employee reports to work. See Employers Obligated to Provide Leave.
  • Full-time employees must be paid their usual compensation while serving on a jury. See Compensation During Leave.
  • An employer may not terminate or subject an employee to an adverse employment action, such as a demotion or a reduction in pay or hours, solely because the employee serves on a jury, subject to a limited exception. See Prohibited Actions.