While it is illegal to discriminate against job applicants based on past bankruptcy, there are exceptions in certain finance and accounting fields.
Executive-level positions may also prove a challenge if you have a recent bankruptcy, though it’s unlikely you’ll be told that the bankruptcy was the cause for not hiring you.
You may also run into problems with law enforcement roles or positions requiring a security clearance, where a history of money troubles may cause concerns that you are open to bribery or corruption.
That said, a relatively few number of companies pull a credit check, and then usually only after they’ve decided they want to hire you.
If you are a strong candidate in other ways, bankruptcy may not be an issue at all.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of a past bankruptcy, you have rights.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help protect them, and get you the job you deserve.
Call us today at 718-599-1111 for a free consultation.