Bankruptcy law specifically bars both the government and private employers from discriminating against employees and prospective employees on the basis of a current or past bankruptcy filing.
Government agencies and private entities must still accept professional licenses and credentials, and neither the state nor federal government can refuse license renewals based on bankruptcy.
But we all know that companies have a lot of tricks up their sleeve when it comes to disqualifying potential candidates, and that’s where it may be beneficial to contact an attorney.
If things were going well in your job hunt until a potential employer ran a credit check, that company may be breaking the law.
If you’ve filed bankruptcy and are facing discrimination in employment, contact the lawyers at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino at 718-599-1111.