Jury duty. An employer may not discharge, threaten, or otherwise coerce an employee because the employee responds to a summons for jury service or serves as a juror or grand juror.
Furthermore, an employer may not require an employee to use annual vacation or sick time for time spent in response to a summons or for jury service (UT Code Sec. 78B-1-116).
An employer that violates these provisions is guilty of criminal contempt and may be fined, imprisoned, or both. An employee discharged in violation of this section may sue the employer within 30 days of discharge for reinstatement and up to 6 weeks of lost wages.
Court appearance. An employer may not discharge or otherwise coerce or threaten an employee because he or she responded to a subpoena or was summoned to a deposition or hearing (UT Code Sec. 78B-1-132).
Employers that violate this law are guilty of criminal contempt and face a fine and possible imprisonment. The employer may also face civil action for lost wages and attorneys' fees.