Jury Duty Leave for Employees in Alabama

In Alabama, it is an unfair labor practice for an employer not to excuse employees from work for the days required for jury service. Upon notification, an employee is excused from work for the required number of days to serve as a juror in any federal or state court.

Notice requirements. Employees must show the summons to jury duty to their immediate superior the next workday after receipt.

Paid time off. Full-time employees are entitled to their usual pay, less the amount received for jury service.

Antidiscrimination provisions. Employees may not be discharged solely because of service on a jury, providing they report for work on their next regularly scheduled hour after being dismissed from any jury.