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Deferral of jury service letter template

Reviewed 30 October 2021

A model deferral of jury service letter template to assist you in managing this event with a best practice method.

Deferral of jury service

[Sender name]

[Sender address]

[date]

[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

Dear [Recipient first name],

Deferral of Jury Service

As [name of employee]’s employer, we are writing in support of their application to [have their jury service deferred to a later date] OR [be excused from jury service]

We have seen a copy of their Jury Summons and we note that their jury service is scheduled to start on [date] and is likely to last for up to [number – usually two] weeks.

At this time, [name]’s current work commitments are such that their absence from the workplace would cause undue hardship and potentially substantial harm to the business.  In particular (specify reason from list below, providing further detail as necessary):

  • [Name] works in a small team of only [number] staff and, at this time, another member of that team will be absent on [annual leave/maternity leave/adoption leave/parental leave/paternity leave] OR
  • [Name] works in a small team of only [number] staff and currently another member of that team is absent on long-term sick leave and has not been replaced OR
  • [Name] is currently working on an important bu

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