From time to time, employees will be called to jury duty service or to appear as a witness in a court proceeding. Witness leave is the acknowledgement of an employee's legal obligation to appear in court when subpoenaed, and jury duty is typically governed by federal and territorial laws. Jury Duty – Witness Leave is an employer’s acknowledgement that:
- When selected for jury duty, employees are legally obligated to appear.
- The same applies to subpoenas to appear as a witness in legal proceedings.
Having this policy ensures these employees are not barred from fulfilling their civic duties, and acknowledges that doing so will not affect their employment status.