While bankruptcy can have many lasting affects, one reassuring certainty is that you cannot be fired from your current position simply on the basis of having filed for bankruptcy. In many cases, employers are not even aware when an employee is undergoing bankruptcy proceedings. For bankruptcy filers who are currently employed, having a secure job is a step in the right direction in overcoming financial hardship. On the other hand, when seeking new employment, a bankruptcy filing can be seen as a negative mark against a candidate. A hiring manager could see bankruptcy as a sign of irresponsibility, poor money.