Live Chat
During This Challenging Time

We are open for business and remain dedicated to your case! All those working on-site and remotely are still available to answer your questions. The well-being of our clients and staff are vital, so we will provide updates as the situation progresses.

During This Challenging Time Close

Can I Get Fired For Filing Bankruptcy?

August 9, 2009

If you are contemplating filing for bankruptcy you may be wondering how it will affect your job. This is understandable because while you do want to get rid of your debts, you do not want to lose your job. The good news is that you cannot get fired for filing bankruptcy because federal law prohibits an employer to discriminate against you for declaring personal bankruptcy.


Your constitutional rights protect you from being fired for filing bankruptcy. In fact, it is a violation of your rights, not to mention a crime, to fire someone for filing bankruptcy.


If anything, once your debts are discharged through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy or a proposed payment plan is approved through a Chapter 13 filing, you will sleep better, feel less stressed and will be able to better concentrate at work.


Additionally, if creditors are threatening you with liens, it may be a wise step to file for bankruptcy to freeze any type of collection action against your paycheck.


Contact bankruptcy law firm, Fears | Nachawati, by calling us toll free at 1.866.705.7584 or e-mailing us at to find out how bankruptcy can help you get rid of debts.



Use the form below to send us a note, call us at 214.890.0711 or chat with us live. We are eager to help with your legal needs. Please keep in mind that any unsolicited information sent through our website cannot be treated as confidential. Contacting us through this site does not create a representation relationship with Fears Nachawati.

Contact Us


With offices across Texas, and attorneys licensed in Texas, Florida, Arkansas, New Mexico, California, Illinois, District of Columbia, Missouri and Oklahoma, Fears Nachawati is dedicated to attaining the best possible solutions for our clients’ business and personal needs. We strive to be professionals who are creative, empathetic and reliable.

All Areas Served

We Can Help

Contact Fears Nachawati today

Free Consultation

Live Chat (Online Now)