Thursday, February 20, 2014

Can I get Fired For Filing Bankruptcy?

The Bankruptcy Code is clear on this question: "No private employer may terminate the employment of, or discriminate with respect to employment against, an individual who is or has been a debtor under this title, a debtor or bankrupt under the Bankruptcy Act, or an individual associated with such debtor.”

There you have it: employers are prohibited by federal law from discriminating against you for filing bankruptcy.  Filing bankruptcy can be a stressful experience; however, filing for bankruptcy has absolutely no bearing on a person’s job performance or capabilities.

The decision to file bankruptcy is an important one.  Our role at King and King is to guide you through the process, help you understand it, and represent you against your creditors.  We will be with you every step of the way to make sure that your questions are answered.  To learn more, schedule your free, confidential bankruptcy consultation by calling 404-524-6400 or visit us at