A common concern among people considering bankruptcy is discrimination by the government and private employers due to their filing for bankruptcy. There are laws in place that protect individuals from discrimination because of a bankruptcy filing. These laws aim to prevent discrimination by the government and by private employers.
Individuals are protected from post-bankruptcy discrimination by all levels of the government. 11 U.S.C. § 525(a) prohibits the government from using bankruptcy as a reason for denying an individual a job or firing an individual as well as denying public benefits. The law also provides other protections from government discrimination because of a bankruptcy filing.
There are laws that protect individuals from discrimination by private employers that may do so because of a bankruptcy filing. 11 U.S.C. § 525(b) prohibits employers from firing an individual solely due to a bankruptcy filing. The law does not however protect against many other kinds of discrimination due to the filing of bankruptcy.
To better understand the bankruptcy process and bankruptcy laws like the ones previously mentioned it is important to consult with an attorney. Eric Lanigan and Roddy Lanigan have helped individuals across Florida with their bankruptcies. To discuss your bankruptcy situation or any other legal need call Lanigan and Lanigan for answers to questions on bankruptcy, foreclosure, mortgage workouts, asset protection and other practice areas.