Can I Lose My Job or Not Get One Because of Bankruptcy?

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Can I Lose My Job or Not Get One Because of Bankruptcy?

The Bankruptcy Code, at 11 U.S.C. § 525(b) clearly and in no uncertain terms states, “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 or bankrupt.”

It is simply against federal law for a private employer to either terminate or decline employment solely because of a bankruptcy filing. Oregon and Washington state laws also bar private employers from discriminating against bankruptcy filers.

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