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Jury Duty Leave Rules in Mississippi

Filed under Managing the Workplace. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Mississippi employers must provide employees with leave for jury duty in accordance with these state rules.

Employers must not attempt to persuade an employee to avoid jury service or threaten an employee concerning jury service.

Employers cannot discharge an employee or subject the employee to adverse employment action because of the employee's jury service if reasonable notice of the service is given to the employer.

Employers cannot require or request employees to use annual, vacation, or sick leave for time spent responding to jury duty summons, participating in jury selection, or serving on juries.

Employers of five or fewer employees may reschedule jury service for an employee if another employee has been summoned to appear during the same period.

Jury duty pay is not specified.

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