Oregon - Jury Duty Employer Obligations
Oregon - Jury Duty and Work | Employer Obligations
In Oregon, employers are required to provide you with unpaid time off for reporting to jury selection or jury duty. You may have to show your employer your jury summons in order to be given the necessary leave.
Your employer can never punish you for missing work to attend jury duty. However, if missing work would cause your employer undue hardship, it may be considered as an acceptable jury duty excuse.
The employer will allow the employee to take leave without pay, or will continue to pay wages as agreed upon in the work arrangement.
You will receive a nominal jury duty payment from the State of Oregon for each day you serve on a jury, as well as potential reimbursements for travel expenses. However, jury duty pay tends to be a token amount rather than actual compensation.
An employer may not discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate or coerce any employee for their jury duty obligations.
An employer cannot require or request an employee to use annual, vacation or sick leave for time spent fulfilling jury duties.
You should be sure to show your employer your Oregon jury duty summons letter when you receive it, and update them with your jury duty dates if you are assigned to a trial, to ensure that you receive your mandatory time off.
Court may order reinstatement with or without payment of retroactive wages and a civil penalty of $720.
If you have been punished for missing work due to jury duty, contact the joror office of the court that summoned you, and they will assist in ensuring that your rights are protected.