Jury duty. An employer may not discharge an employee because of absence from work as a result of jury duty. An employee may not be penalized with loss of sick leave or vacation time or subjected to any other penalty because of absence as a result of jury duty. Employees are required to give reasonable notice to the employer if summoned for jury duty. Employers that violate this provision are guilty of a Class A misdemeanor (AR Code Sec. 16-31-106).
Court appearance. In addition to compliance with the law regarding jury duty, public employers may not discharge or penalize (in any of the ways described under Jury duty in this section) an employee who serves as a witness (AR Code Sec. 21-4-213;AR Admin. Code Sec. 105.9.1).