Can you employer fire you because you filed for bankruptcy?

When individuals file for bankruptcy, they often have many concerns about their finances, families, and jobs. Some individuals believe that if their employers find out about their financial situation, they may fire them.

However, according to U.S.C. Sec 525, employers cannot fire employees for this reason because they cannot discriminate against employees who file for bankruptcy. This protection affords bankruptcy filers with the security that their jobs will not be in jeopardy.

If you are considering filing for personal bankruptcy, contact the Birmingham personal bankruptcy lawyer Paula Greenway at (205) 324-4000.

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Paula Greenway is a native of Birmingham and has focused her practice on consumer bankruptcy since 1996. She is licensed to practice law in all jurisdictions throughout the State of Alabama. Paula has handled over 5,000 bankruptcy cases ranging in complexity throughout her career and prides herself on being able to come up with creative solutions to her clients’ financial issues.