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Make My Day: Dare Your Employer To Fire You For Filing For Bankruptcy.


The bankruptcy code strictly prohibits employers from firing employees who file for bankruptcy protection. A Georgia employee would have the right to sue an employer who acts wrongfully; a federal judge can force the employer to appear in court, answer for their actions, and if appropriate award damages to the employee including lost wages plus punitive damages or sanctions.
Not convinced? After all, Georgia is an ”employment-at-will” state, which means that an employer may terminate an employment relationship at any time for any reason. Although the bankruptcy code includes specific provisions that protect you from ill-advised employers taking adverse action, many clients remain unconvinced. Bournakis & Mitchell, PC can keep your bankruptcy filing a secret; your employer does not have to be included or notified as a part of your bankruptcy petition in Northwest Georgia.
Privacy may paramount for our clients that handle money like bank tellers or clients that work with small family owned Georgia businesses; however, a majority of our clients work for larger business or corporations with payroll departments or human resource departments, who are not a stranger to bankruptcy proceedings or payroll deduction orders.
Talk to our Georgia bankruptcy law attorneys at Bournakis & Mitchell, PC today, to discuss what option is best for you based on your employment situation. Find out if a bankruptcy can help you protect discharge your debts, so that you can receive the fresh start that you deserve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To qualify for bankruptcy, you must be able to show that your debt far exceeds your ability to pay.
Your debt and income levels are the main factors in qualifying for either a reorganization or liquidation.

How can bankruptcy eliminate my debt?

Bankruptcy is a unique process designed to help people get a fresh start after financial trouble. After completing your bankruptcy, you will receive what is called a discharge. The discharge is the mechanism that prevents creditors from ever collecting certain debts included in your bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy is a unique process designed to help people get a fresh start after financial trouble. After completing your bankruptcy, you will receive what is called a discharge. The discharge is the mechanism that prevents creditors from ever collecting certain debts included in your bankruptcy.

How does bankruptcy stop creditors from calling all of the time and harassing me? How does it stop a foreclosure or garnishment?

As soon as you file a bankruptcy, the Federal Court issues an order called the Automatic Stay stopping all actions by your creditors. Creditors cannot call you. Creditors cannot call your job. Creditors cannot call your family. Creditors cannot call co-signers. Creditors cannot sue you. Creditors cannot even write you. The Bankruptcy Court can and does punish creditors for violating its orders.

How can bankruptcy help me?

Bankruptcy can help you get out of debt. This debt can be eliminated through two different means. Filing for bankruptcy can eliminate the financial pressure on the debtor and allow them to regain control.


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