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” As a general rule, no, not through your – not through anything that’s disclosed by either our office or the trustee or the court system. If you don’t owe your employer money, your employer does not have to be listed. Can employers find out? I suppose they can. However, there is a very clear section of the bankruptcy code that says that a person who files bankruptcy cannot be discriminated against in employment simply because they filed a bankruptcy case. It’s embarrassing for people to go through this, and we understand that. One of the things that people worry about is that everyone will know that they filed, their friends, their relatives, and, in this case, employers, but as a rule, no, it’s not going to be publicized. Your employer is not going to be told by anyone in the bankruptcy court system that you filed a bankruptcy case.”