Jury Duty: Texas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler
- Employers in Texas must provide jury duty leave to employees. See Employers Obligated to Provide Leave.
- All employees in Texas may take time off from work to respond to a jury duty summons. See Employees Qualified for Leave.
- An employer is not required to compensate an employee for time spent on jury service. See Compensation During Leave.
- Texas law states that employers must not terminate the employment of a permanent employee because of his or her service as a juror. See Prohibited Actions.