Jury duty pay entitlement

Question: I am an EN in the public health service and have been summonsed for jury duty. What payment am I entitled to?

Answer: Employees in the public health service are entitled to be paid special leave for jury duty. The relevant Ministry of Health policy directive (PD2014_029 Leave Matters for the NSW Health Service) sets out the following procedure when employees are summonsed for jury duty. On receipt of a jury summons the employee should immediately advise their manager and submit an application for special leave, attaching the Sheriff or Registrar’s notification of their required attendance. An employee who is on jury duty should be granted special leave.

The employee maintains their full normal wage during jury duty and cannot claim an attendance fee from the Court. They can however claim out of pocket expenses from the Court.