Illinois law protects employees who are called to serve as jurors. The following explains the employment rights of jurors under the Jury Act.
ILCS: Chapter 705-305/4.1
Any person who has been duly summoned for jury duty for either petit or grand jury service, shall be given time off from employment. The employee shall give his employer reasonable notice of required jury service. An employer may not deny an employee time off for jury duty. No employer shall discharge, threaten to discharge, intimidate or coerce any employee by reason of the employee's jury service, or the attendance or scheduled attendance in connection with such service. If an employee gives reasonable notice of required jury service, any employer who violates the provisions of this Section may be charged with civil or criminal contempt of court, or both, to be prosecuted by the State's Attorney, and shall be liable for damages to the employee.