2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 38 - Trials
Article 5 - Drawing and Empaneling Jurors
Section 38-5-18 - Employer prohibited from penalizing employee for jury service.

NM Stat § 38-5-18 (2016) What's This?

38-5-18. Employer prohibited from penalizing employee for jury service.

A. An employer shall not deprive an employee of employment or threaten or otherwise coerce the employee because the employee receives a summons for jury service, responds to the summons, serves as a juror or attends court for prospective jury service.

B. An employer shall not require or request an employee to use annual, vacation or sick leave for time spent responding to a summons for jury service, participating in the jury selection process or serving on a jury. Nothing in this subsection requires an employer to provide annual, vacation or sick leave to employees who are not otherwise entitled to those benefits under company policies.

History: Laws 1979, ch. 47, 1; 2005, ch. 107, 10.

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