Can I be fired if I file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Many people worry they will lose their job if they file for bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy Code specifically says you cannot be  fired solely because you file bankruptcy.

Section 525(b)() says, “No private employer may terminate the employment of, or discriminate with respect to employment against, an individual who is or her been a debtor under this title…solely because such debtor is or has been a debtor under this title or has not paid a debt that is dischargeable in a case under this title.”

If you file bankruptcy and your employer  fires you simply because you  filed, your employer may be found in violation of the Bankruptcy Code and be liable to you for damages.

To date, Church and Korhonen has never had a client be fired from their job because they fiked for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

If you are considering filing bankruptcy realize the Bankruptcy Code prohibits your employer from firing you simply because you filed.