Any employee called to Jury Duty is allowed the time off, with pay, as dictated by Massachusetts General Law. How someone within Tufts is pay differs based on the employee/faculty/student position and where it is located (e.g. tenured faculty paid time off is dictated by the School’s by-laws).
This benefit is extended to all employees, even those who are currently still within their new employee trial period.
The University will pay the difference between the employee’s regular University pay and jury duty pay for as long as the employee is required to serve, pursuant to a lawful jury summons.
Note: Faculty time off varies by school. Please see the faculty administration of your school or the Provost's office for more information. For post docs, please visit the postdoc website at Link to handbook: http://viceprovost.tufts.edu/postdoc/handbook/
For Student workers and Temps:
Tufts will pay Jury duty pay to Temporary employees. For student workers, if they have a set schedule and will miss work for Jury Duty, we do pay for those hours regularly worked.
Please see the Employee Handbook for information on the University’s policies regarding jury duty and other leaves of absence.
*The above statement is a brief summary of a more detailed policy contained in the Tufts University Employee Handbook which is intended to provide a quick response and orientation but does not replace the full policy statement. Please access and review the full policy by clicking the Employee Handbook.