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Vermont Jury Duty/ Court Appearance: What you need to know

Length of service. The number of days a juror serves depends on the workload of the court and if the juror is placed on a trial. The average length of service is less than 10 days.
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Excusal and postponement. Requests to be excused or to have jury duty postponed must be made in writing to the court before the date of summons and include the reasons for the request.
Jury duty. An employer may not discharge or penalize an employee or discriminate against an employee because of jury service. An employee serving on a jury must be considered to be in the service of the employer for purposes of determining seniority, fringe benefits, credit toward vacation, and any other rights, privileges, and benefits of employment. Employers that violate this provision may be fined up to $200 (VT Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 499).
Witnesses. An employer may not discharge or penalize an employee or discriminate against any employee who has been summoned to testify in any civil or criminal proceeding, within the state or out of state, or in any proceeding before a board, commission, attorney, or other person in the state authorized by law to hear testimony under oath. Time spent by an employee appearing as a witness under these conditions must be counted as time in active employment for the purpose of determining seniority, fringe benefits, credit toward vacation, and any other rights, privileges, and benefits of employment (VT Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 499).
Vermont state law does not require employers to pay employees for absences because of jury duty or court appearance. Jurors who are not paid for their time on jury duty by their employer may request per diem attendance compensation from the court.
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