Jury Duty: California
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler
- Employers in California must allow employees to take leave to serve on a jury. See Employers Obligated to Provide Leave.
- All employees in California are eligible to take time off from work to serve on a jury (with reasonable notice to their employer). See Employees Qualified for Leave.
- Employers are not obligated to compensate employees for the time spent on jury duty. See Compensation While on Leave.
- Employer cannot terminate, threaten or coerce an employee because the employee serves on a jury. See Prohibited Actions.