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Jury Duty: Kentucky

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 employers in Kentucky must allow employees to take time off to serve on a jury. See Employers Obligated to Provide Leave.
  • All employees in Kentucky may take time off from work to respond to a jury duty summons. See Employees Qualified for Leave.
  • Employers are not obligated to compensate an employee who is absent due to jury duty service. See Compensation During Leave.
  • Employers cannot terminate, threaten or coerce an employee because the employee receives a jury duty summons, responds to the summons, attends court for prospective jury service or serves as a juror. See Prohibited Actions.
  • Employers cannot terminate an employee for responding to a subpoena to appear in local, state or federal court, as long as the employee provides notice and a copy of the court certificate to his or her employer. See Prohibited Actions.