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Jury Duty: Georgia

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


  • Employers in Georgia must excuse employees from work to serve on a jury, give testimony under a subpoena or attend a judicial proceeding by order of the court. See Employers Obligated to Provide Leave.
  • Jury duty leave does not apply to an employee charged with a crime. See Employees Qualified for Leave.
  • Employers are required to pay an employee his or her salary for the time spent on jury duty. See Compensation During Leave.
  • Georgia law protects an employee's job when the employee serves on a jury. Employers cannot terminate, demote, lay off, penalize, threaten or coerce an employee because of an employee's jury duty leave. See Prohibited Actions.