Jury Duty: Georgia
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.