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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 348

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 2468

 

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Referred to Committee on JUDICIARY

 

Introduced by:

 

(JUD)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT PROTECTIONS FOR AN EMPLOYEE WHO SERVES AS A STATE OR FEDERAL JUROR.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 51-247a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2016):

(a) An employer shall not deprive an employee of his or her employment, or threaten or otherwise coerce the employee with respect to his or her employment, because the employee receives a summons in accordance with the provisions of section 51-232, responds to the summons, or serves as a state or federal juror.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2016

51-247a(a)

Statement of Purpose:

To ensure that an employee is not deprived of his or her employment, or threatened or otherwise coerced with respect to his or her employment, because the employee serves as a state or federal juror.

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