Nannies & Jury Service
All employees must be allowed to take time off for jury service, including nannies.
Jury service is a public duty and jurors are selected at random from the electoral register.
Employers can choose to pay staff for time taken off, but they do not have to.
The Court will pay the employee for the time spent on Jury service and the employee will be given a statement of earnings notification which the nanny then gets their employer to complete and give to Court to claim for loss of earnings.
If the family chooses to pay the nanny whilst on Jury service, then it would be expected that the employee repays the employer any payments from the Court that they receive for loss of earnings.
Alternatively, an employer can if they wish, but is not obliged to do so, top up the employees earnings they receive from the Court.
Jury service lasts on average 10 working days so can be very disruptive to a family and a nanny. However the employee can apply for a deferral of their selection date but can only do so once in a 12 month period.
Have you ever been called for jury service, and did you do it? I’ve never been called but would like the chance to do it, but I can also see how very disruptive it can be for a nanny employers, and why nannies tend to defer, what are your thoughts?