Must my employer pay me while I am on Jury Duty?

Your employer is not required to pay you while on jury duty. However, employers are prohibited by law from firing an employee for serving as a Juror. An employee whose employment is terminated in violation of this section is entitled to return to the same employment that was held when summoned for jury service if the employee, as soon as practical after release from jury service, gives the employer actual notice that the employee plans to return. (Civil Practice and Remedies Code, section 122.001).

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1. Why is Jury Service important?
2. What is my duty as a Juror?
3. How was I selected?
4. Am I eligible?
5. Who can be excused from Jury Service?
6. What are The Different Types of Cases?
7. Will I be paid for being a Juror?
8. Must my employer pay me while I am on Jury Duty?
9. Who Can Have a Jury Trial?
10. Are There Rules about Jury Conduct?
11. How is a Juror Selected for a Particular Case?
12. What is Voir Dire or Questioning of the Jury Panel?
13. What if I have a Special need or Emergency?