If you are considering filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 and you are concerned with how it may impact your employment, breathe easy because the Bankruptcy Code prohibits employers from firing an employee solely because they have filed a bankruptcy case.
You may also worry about your employer finding out about your filing. Of course, all bankruptcy filings are a matter of public record, but only those people who are searching for your case information are likely to find it.
Bankruptcy cases are not easily found because they are maintained on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system. In order to view the pleadings on PACER, you must have an account and there is typically a charge to review or print documents. While it is possible to go to the bankruptcy court clerk’s office and ask to see a specific file, but most people will not make the effort to do so.
When you file your case, the bankruptcy court mails a written notice of your bankruptcy filing to your creditors. If you should happen to owe your employer money, notice will be sent. It is also important to understand that if you file a Chapter 13 and your plan payments will be made by automatic deductions from your paycheck, your employer will receive notice to make the appropriate deductions.
If you are considering filing a personal bankruptcy and you have concerns about how it may impact your job, call DeLadurantey Law Office.
Contact The “Milwaukee Bankruptcy Attorneys,” DeLadurantey Law Office, LLC. DeLadurantey Law Office focuses on Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy, debtor’s rights, debt negotiations, debt relief, mortgage loan modifications, and foreclosure defense. A “defender of the little guy, “DeLadurantey Law Office serves the following location – Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, West Milwaukee, Waukesha City, Waukesha Town, Kenosha, Racine, and all other municipalities in Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, Kenosha County, and Racine County. We can be contacted by phone: (414) 377-0518 and can be found on the Internet and on Facebook.