Jury duty. Wisconsin law requires employers to give employees time off for jury service without adverse effect on seniority or pay raises. In addition, employers are prohibited from discharging or disciplining employees for serving as jurors (WI Gen. Stat. Sec. 756.2555).
Court appearance. Similarly, an employer may not discharge an employee who has been subpoenaed to testify in a criminal case. However, the employee must notify the employer of the subpoena on or before the first business day after receiving the subpoena (WI Gen. Stat. Sec. 103.87).
Penalties. Violation of either the jury duty or the court appearance provision carries a fine of up to $200 and entitles the employee to reinstatement and back pay (