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When permanent employees receive notice of jury duty, they shall notify their supervisor at once. They will be given leave for such jury duty and will be made whole for loss of pay during this period. When the time comes for employees to go on jury duty, they will be transferred automatically to days and will be considered a day shift employee until jury duty is completed, furthermore, the employee shall not be required to report to work before going on jury duty.
An employee shall have the right to reject night work during the period of jury service. It shall be deemed a violation of this Contract for the Employer to compel such employee to work a night shift by any act of discrimination, directly or indirectly, in tenure, terms or conditions of employment. In making the employee whole, their wages will be computed in accordance with the provisions of Section 13.(q), as if they had worked on the first shift at straight time and be paid in full therefore, minus the amount evidenced by their jury check.
A substitute will not be required to replace any employee on jury duty. In no event shall jury allowance be made in any one year to an employee for over two weeks of such service; provided, however, that an employee is assigned to a trial to continue beyond the two weeks of such service may continue without loss of wages (provided the employee complies with the other provisions of this Section) until the end of the trial assignment but in no event longer than five additional work days. Whenever considered necessary by the Employer, because of the needs of the business at a particular time or the difficulty of substituting for the particular employee, said employee will cooperate with the Employer in requesting and obtaining a postponement of said jury duty.