Jury duty. Missouri law prohibits an employer from discharging, threatening, disciplining or otherwise taking adverse action against an employee because he or she has been called to jury duty. A discharged employee can sue for reinstatement, lost wages, and other damages, as well as attorney's fees (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 494.460).
Court appearance. An employer may not discharge or discipline any witness, victim, or member of a victim's immediate family for honoring a subpoena to testify in a criminal proceeding, attending a criminal proceeding, or participating in the preparation of a criminal proceeding. In addition, an employer may not require any witness, victim, or member of a victim's immediate family who is absent from work for these reasons to use vacation time, personal time, or sick leave (MO Rev. Stat. Sec. 595.209).