Read the Jury Service Policy to make sure it meets your needs. Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.
Just having a Jury Service Policy doesn’t mean you’ve complied with your legal obligations. Make sure that the commitments in your policy (eg the commitment not to subject any employees to detriment for taking time off for jury service) can reasonably be met, and make a plan for implementing them. For more information, read Jury service.
Make the Jury Service Policy available to employees by, for example, including it in induction packs or employee handbooks, providing it in hard copy, sending it out by email, putting it on notice boards or an intranet site, or other easily accessible computer systems.
The Jury Service Policy is not a contract and does not need to be signed or agreed to by the employee. You can ask employees to sign an acknowledgement to show that they have received it, but it’s not legally required.
The Jury Service Policy incorporates statutory requirements related to jury service. You should regularly review your policy (eg once each year) to ensure that it stays up to date.
You should download and keep a copy of your Jury Service Policy, either electronically or in hard copy. If any amendments are made to the copy, you should store all versions and record when the changes occurred.
A copy of the Jury Service Policy will also be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.