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Leaves - jury and witness duty

Most jurisdictions across the country have laws that protect the jobs of employees who must be absent from work to serve on a jury. So jurisdictions also protect an employee who is called as a witness. These requirements are unique to each jurisdiction. They may be included in the "Jury Act" or in employment standards.

Sample policies

Jury/ Witness Duty - YWCA Yellowknife (PDF - 29KB)

  • Covers full and part-time employees who are required for jury duty or to act as a witness
  • Provides regular pay minus pay received for jury duty
  • Spells out the employee's responsibilities to keep their supervisor informed about their status as a witness or juror
  • Stipulates that benefits continue during the absence