How Will the Bankruptcy Affect Me? I am Filing Bankruptcy: Will I Lose My Job? No employer may fire you because you filed bankruptcy. In addition, an employer cannot discriminate against you in other terms and conditions of employment; reducing salary, demoting you, or taking away responsibilities because of a bankruptcy. However, if there are other valid reasons for taking these actions, then the bankruptcy will not protect you. Simply put, if an employer wants to take action against you, they can as long as there are other valid reasons such as incompetence, tardiness, or dishonesty.How does my Employer Find out About the Bankruptcy?Typically if you are filing a Chapter 7, your employer rarely finds out. However, if you have been sued and are having your wages garnished, your employer is notified. The bankruptcy stops that garnishment, so again your employer is notified in order to stop the garnishment. If you file a Chapter 13, your employer typically will receive notice. In a Chapter 13 plan it is likely that the Judge will order that your Chapter 13 plan payments be deducted from your paychecks and sent directly to the trustee. In order to accomplish this, your employer or at least the payroll department is notified of how much money to withhold and where to send the funds.Do I have to do a wage order for my Chapter 13?