Missing work due to jury duty

Under the Employment Standards Act, employers must give employees unpaid leave (or time off) to participate in the jury selection process and serve as a juror.

An employer cannot terminate an employee for participating in jury duty. The employee must be permitted to return from their jury responsibilities to either their original position or a comparable one. While on jury duty, they must also continue to receive standard calculations for vacation, salary increases, pension, medical and other benefit plan entitlements.

An employer must have an employee’s written consent for changes to any conditions of employment.

Anyone on Employment Insurance will continue to receive benefits while on jury duty.