Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Will Filing Bankruptcy Make Employment Difficult?

A common concern of our clients is whether bankruptcy filings are private or public, and about the effect of bankruptcy on their current job or their ability to get a job. The most important thing to know is it’s illegal for any employer to discriminate against you because you file for bankruptcy.

In short, bankruptcy will not affect your ability to obtain or keep a job or get a promotion. Bankruptcy is a protected, fundamental right granted by the U.S. Congress to all Americans. Under federal bankruptcy law, employers are prohibited from discriminating against a worker because of a bankruptcy filing.
The bottom line is: it’s a violation of the law to refuse to hire or fail to promote an employee solely on the basis of a bankruptcy filing.

Ready to speak to us about taking the next step? Call King and King for a free consultation at 404-524-6400 or read more at www.kingandkingattorneys.com.