The governing board of a community college shall grant leave of absence to any employee serving in a classified or other nonacademic position regularly called for jury duty in the manner provided for by law. The governing board shall grant such leave with pay up to the amount of the difference between the employee's regular earnings and any amount he or she receives as juror's fees.
It is unlawful for the governing board or personnel commission of any community college district to adopt or maintain any rule, regulation, or policy which has as its purpose or effect a tendency to encourage employees to seek exemption from jury duty, or to directly or by indirection solicit or suggest to any employee that he or she seek exemption from jury duty, or to discriminate against any employee with respect to assignment, employment, promotion, or in any other manner because of such employee's service on any jury panel.
Nothing in the foregoing provisions shall preclude the district superintendent or his or her agent from discussing with the affected employee the practicality of seeking exemption when acceptance would tend to materially disrupt the district's operations.
(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1302, Sec. 20.)