Jury Duty


The Juries Act 1976 (Section 29) places a duty on an employer to allow employees attend for jury service. It is further specified in the law that time spent on jury service is to be treated as if the employee were actually employed. In other words, employees are entitled to be paid while away from work. Anyone with a contract of employment (i.e., temporary workers, contract workers, etc.) is entitled to be paid by their employer while they are on jury service. There should also be no loss of any other employment rights while serving on a jury. The Jury office will provide a certificate of attendance on request.