Juror Rights

Interference with Jury Service


IC 35-44-3-10


Section 10. A person who knowingly or intentionally:
  1. dismisses his employee;
  2. deprives his employee of employment benefits; or
  3. threatens such a dismissal or deprivation;
because the employee has received or responded to a summons, served as a juror, or attended court for prospective jury service commits interference with jury service, a Class B misdemeanor.
As added by Acts 1977, P.L. 26, Section 20.

Civil Action for Dismissal from Employment


IC 34-28-4


Chapter 4. Remedies for improper Dismissal From Employment Because of Court Attendance.

IC 34-28-4-1


Civil action for dismissal from employment
Section 1. A person who is dismissed from employment in violation of IC 35-44-3-10 may bring a civil action, within 90 days of the dismissal, against the employer who dismissed the person:
  1. to recover the wages the person lost as a result of the dismissal; and
  2. to obtain an order requiring reinstatement by the employer.
If the person obtains a judgment against the employer, the court shall award a reasonable attorney's fee to the person's attorney.
As added by P.L.1-1998, Section 24