Will My Job Fire Me For Filing Bankruptcy?
Not that long ago it was considered taboo to file bankruptcy, and it was seen as a sign of financial mismanagement and caused embarrassment to those that filed. But in today’s world everyone from superstar athletes to mega movie stars file for bankruptcy. The law does not discriminate, and the ability to manage debt by filing bankruptcy is available to most anyone. Even so, the need to file bankruptcy can still cause concern to some people, and they prefer to keep their private financial affairs to themselves. A lot of people are also concerned that if they file bankruptcy their employer will fire them, leaving them without a paycheck and only adding to their financial distress.
So, it is good to know that your employer cannot fire you simply because you file bankruptcy. This is good news for borrowers who are worried about being without a job, but unfortunately not all employers follow the rules. If you are terminated by your employer and believe it is because you filed bankruptcy, here are some things you should do:
- Contact your bankruptcy attorney right away.
- Gather the evidence you believe supports your position that you were fired because you filed bankruptcy.
- Put your employer on notice that you intend to seek any and all legal remedies available to you for the firing, including possible wrongful termination.
We can help you develop the facts of your case, and pursue remedies on your behalf. We have experience working with employers and others that take action against you due to the fact you filed bankruptcy. Call our office now for more information.
For help with bankruptcy, contact us at www.DsouzaLegalGroup.com. We will help by looking at your case and letting you know your options. We work with you to come up with solutions that make sense and fit the facts of your case.