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For FiveStarLaw- Will my employer be notified of my bankruptcy.

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For FiveStarLaw- Will my employer be notified of my bankruptcy. You told me before that he cannot fire me if I file, are you sure?
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Your employer would received notice of your bankruptcy. However, yes – I am positive that your sales job cannot be terminated because of your bankruptcy filing. 11 USC § 525 states as follows:
".... 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..."

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