Wyoming - Jury Duty Employer Obligations
Wyoming - Jury Duty and Work | Employer Obligations
In Wyoming, 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.
An employer is not required to compensate an employee for time spent responding to a jury summons or serving on a jury.
You will receive a nominal jury duty payment from the State of Wyoming 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 on the bases of performing their jury duty obligations.
You should be sure to show your employer your Wyoming 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.
An employer will be liable for exemplary damages to the employee not exceeding $1.000 and for the employee's reasonable costs and attorney's fees, as set by the court. The employee will be reinstated to the position of employment held without loss of seniority and with furlough or leave of absence effect.
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.