Can I be Fired for Filing Bankruptcy?

Employers are not permitted to take adverse action against their employees who file for bankruptcy.  Debtors are protected by 11 U.S.C. sec. 525(b).  Section A applies to governmental units and Section B applies to private employers.  In all my years of practice, I have never had to bring an action or even threaten to bring an action under Section 525.  Most employers understand the stress their employees are under and are not insensitive to their plight.  More people have filed for bankruptcy than you think...

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