Company Can Decline Hire Over Bankruptcy: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (December 17, 2010, 4:14 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that a section of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prohibiting discrimination against current and former debtors did not bar a company from declining to hire a man because he previously declared bankruptcy.

In a published opinion issued Wednesday, a three-judge panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rejected the arguments of appellant Dean Rea that the section concerning private employers should be read broadly to include a protection elsewhere in the law blocking the government...
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