Ann Kiernan replies:
Federal law (11 U.S.C. §525) prohibits both public and private employers from firing or discriminating against an employee because of a bankruptcy filing. Most of the cases under this statute deal with terminations or transfers. Even though I could not find any cases on point, I think you could certainly make an argument that publicizing your financial problems simply because you filed for bankruptcy violates the spirit—if not the letter—of the law.
Information here is correct at the time it is posted. Case decisions cited here may be reversed. Please do not rely on this information without consulting an attorney first.