Q: Offered a job pending a background check? Worried about a bankruptcy on my credit report?
I received a job offer contingent on a comprehensive background check. I am not worried about the criminal background check. I did file bankruptcy and the debt was discharged a year ago. Two judgements were also discbarged, but show up on county records. Do I need to alert employer. JOB WAS OFFERED BY GOVERNMENT AGENCY.
A: Pursuant to bankruptcy code section 525, a government employer cannot discriminate solely based on a prior bankruptcy filing. It will probably show up on the background check. This isn't something that needs to be disclosed.
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