Many states have laws forbidding employers from terminating employees because of absence due to jury duty.
Georgia, in particular, is one of the states that forbids this practice. Specifically, Georgia’s law, O.C.G.A. § 34-1-3, states:
“it shall be unlawful for any employer … to discharge, discipline, or otherwise penalize an employee because the employee is absent from his or her employment for the purpose of attending a judicial proceeding in response to a subpoena, summons for jury duty, or other court order or process ….” Georgia law also prohibits an employer from “threaten[ing] to take or communicat[ing] an intention of taking any action.”
If you believe that your employer has taken an adverse employment action against you or threatened to do so because of your jury service, please contact an employment lawyer at Weiner & Sand LLC to discuss the your case.