Are employers notified?

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Updated: 4/13/2007 3:35 pm
Chapter Seven bankruptcy is a matter of public record, which means the information is accessible to anyone, including employers. However, employers aren't automatically notified when a Chapter Seven is filed, unless your employer is a creditor or the court needs information about you that only your employer can provide. Your employer may be contacted during your bankruptcy proceedings to confirm your wages or salary. It's against the law for a private or government employer to fire you, or otherwise discriminate against you, solely because you filed for bankruptcy. Also keep in mind that filing Chapter Seven will be on your consumer credit report for up to ten years. Federal law allows employers to review consumer credit reports. If there are important reasons for not informing an employer in your particular case, you might be able to convince the bankruptcy trustee to use other means to obtain the necessary information about you. For more information about how bankruptcy could affect your employment situation, contact a bankruptcy attorney.
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