City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[Adopted 2-7-2000 by Ord. No. 1314]
Regular full-time City employees, not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, who have summons to appear in court shall be granted civic duty leave.
Official summons to jury duty or witness appearance must be presented in advance to the appropriate department head to receive authorized leave.
An employee on authorized civic duty leave who is discharged from court service for the day or a major portion thereof during regular work hours must report to work.
Civic duty leave shall not be authorized for an employee who is involved in personal litigation.
Absence due to authorized civic duty leave shall not affect an employee's eligibility for longevity or benefits eligibility.
During such time as the employee is unable to perform the usual work required of him or her because of civic duty leave, the employee's wages or salary shall be suspended; provided, however, that the City may, on submission of proper vouchers to the City Auditor, authorize payment and pay to the employee the difference between the wages earned on such civic duty leave and the salary or wages to which the employee would have been entitled in the regular performance of his or her duties.
An employee summoned for jury duty service prior to taking his or her annual vacation, and the jury service does not terminate prior to the end of the year, shall be entitled to take his or her vacation during the first months of the next year but shall not have two annual vacation periods run concurrently.