Jury Duty: Pennsylvania
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Susan A.P. Woodhouse, Littler
- Employers in Pennsylvania must excuse employees from work to serve on a jury, except retail or service industry employers with fewer than 15 employees or manufacturing industry employers with fewer than 40 employees. See Employers Obligated to Provide Leave.
- All employees in Pennsylvania 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 or other court appearance. See Compensation During Leave.
- Pennsylvania law states that an employer may not deprive an employee of employment, a seniority position or benefits, or threaten or otherwise coerce the employee, because the employee receives a summons, responds to the summons, attends court for prospective jury service or serves as a juror. See Prohibited Actions.