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Committee on the JudiciaryAntitrust, Commercial and Administrative LawIntroducedFebruary 13th, 2013
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Bankruptcy Nondiscrimination Enhancement Act of 2013
To amend title 11 of the United States Code to provide additional protections for debtors from discrimination by private employers, and for other purposes.
Bankruptcy Nondiscrimination Enhancement Act of 2013 - Amends the federal bankruptcy code to prohibit private employers from denying employment to: (1) an individual who is or has been a debtor under either the bankruptcy code or the Bankruptcy Act, or (2) an individual associated with such debtor or bankrupt. Eliminates from such prohibition the limitation applying it to a denial or termination of employment solely on the basis of debtor status (thus applying the prohibition to any case in which debtor status is not the sole basis for discrimination).
As a bankruptcy attorney for more than 30 years, there is simply no good, rational reason to deny employment discrimination protections for people that have gone through a financial rough patch. We provide those protections for existing employment, but not for *seeking new* employment. There is no rational reason for such a distinction!