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Although employers don’t have to pay their employees whilst on Jury Service, you are legally bound to allow them time off. So that workers aren’t out of pocket as a result of their Jury Service, the court gives them a Certificate of Loss of Earnings. We explain what employers need to do with this.

Completing a Certificate of Loss of Earnings

Employers complete the form to confirm the earnings their employee misses out on by being in court. This is so that the courts know how much they must compensate jurors for their loss of earnings.

The form should include the details of the days and hours that an employee works during a week. It should show the net average earnings for each day that the employee usually works.

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For part-time and shift workers, only the days that they appear on the rota are included.

The court will also want to know whether an employee is able to return to work at any point during their two week service. This is because jurors might not need to attend the court every day. The court won’t compensate jurors for days they’re able to return to work. This isn’t always possible though, if the nature of the job means you need to arrange cover for them.

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Suzanne Goodier-Dodson

I'm a Payroll Manager with a degree in Mathematics, responsible for overseeing every aspect of payroll for our clients. In my spare time, I love to travel and going to gigs. Read my Staff Spotlight.

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