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Jury Duty Frequently Asked Questions

Can my employer fire me because I missed work to attend jury duty?

No.  Jury duty is an important obligation of all citizens. No employer who is notified in advance of a jury duty summons may fire an employee because of that absence. Workers who are fired because they missed work to fulfill a jury duty obligation should contact the Attorney General, Labor Bureau at (212) 416-8700 or complete the attached complaint form.