Jury duty. An employer may not discharge, threaten, or otherwise penalize an employee for attending court for prospective jury service or for serving as a juror. An employee who is discharged in violation of this provision may be entitled to lost wages, reinstatement with full seniority and benefits, damages, and attorney's fees, provided that the suit is filed within 90 days of discharge (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 29A.160). Any employer that violates this provision is guilty of a class B misdemeanor (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 29A.990).
Court appearance. An employer may not discharge an employee for responding to a subpoena to appear in any local, state, or federal court provided that the employee gives notice to the employer by presenting a copy of the court certificate. An employee who is discharged in violation of this provision may be entitled to lost wages, reinstatement, and attorney's fees (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 337.415).