46.1526 Protection of jurors employment.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 46.1526]

(a) An employer shall not deprive an employee of his employment, or threaten or otherwise coerce him with respect thereto, because the employee receives a summons, responds thereto, serves as a juror, or attends court for prospective jury service.

(b) Any employer who violates subsection (a) is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

(c) If an employer discharges an employee in violation of subsection (a), the employee within 90 days from the date of discharge may bring a civil action for recovery of wages lost as a result of the violation and for an order requiring the reinstatement of the employee. Damages recoverable shall not exceed lost wages for 6 weeks. If he prevails, the employee shall be allowed a reasonable attorney’s fee fixed by the court.

History: 1980, PL 16-70 § 1.