Can a person be denied a job or be terminated because of a bankruptcy filing?
Section 525 of the Bankruptcy Code provides two slightly different standards for government applicants and employees, and for private employers. The bankruptcy discrimination statute for government employees
Section [s.525(b)] applies to private employers, and states that:
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, solely because such debtor or bankrupt (1) is or has been a debtor under this title or a debtor or bankrupt under the Bankruptcy Act; (2) has been insolvent before the commencement of a case under this title or during the case but before the grant or denial of a discharge; or (3) has not paid a debt that is dischargeable in a case under this title or that was discharged under the Bankruptcy Act.