(Closed) Jury Duty but starting a new job, advice please

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
1624 posts
Bumble bee

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evergreen90:  The same thing happened to me, and I just explained to the HR and my new manager about my summons. It was not a big deal, everyone understands how jury duty works, and no one will hold it against you. 

Post # 3
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

They cant fire you bc of jury duty. You have no choice to go. The new job has to provide you the time off Without reprimand.

Post # 4
462 posts
Helper bee

It’s not like you’re leaving on a two week vacation or something. They will understand. Good luck!

Post # 5
11517 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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evergreen90:  I just served jury duty, I’m in Canada so it might be different here but I know that you can be deferred multiple times in a row – they don’t always like it but the judge can do it.  In my group there was someone starting a new job on the monday (our summons was for Wednesday) and she was deferred to next month.

Post # 6
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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evergreen90:  You have no control over jury duty, and they get that. Don’t be apologetic about it, it will make you look weak. 

Post # 7
1248 posts
Bumble bee

Employers have to deal with jury duty all the time.  It’s not a big deal – they know you have no control over it.  You may have to HR your summons (at my place we have to).  It’s not like you’re taking a vacation. Don’t worry about it.

Post # 8
4758 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Starting a new job won’t get you out of jury duty. I would definitely talk with your manager though – at my work, there’s a billing code for Jury Duty so I still got paid my regular salary while I was serving.

Post # 10
372 posts
Helper bee

Congrats on your new job and glad you worked it out!

Post # 12
13951 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m glad you worked it out, but just for your reference (and any other Bees who see this down the road!), you can’t get in truoble for participating in jury duty, which is your civic obligation!

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