The bankruptcy code prohibits an employer from discriminating against or terminating an employee for filing or having filed for bankruptcy protection. A federal court in Wisconsin has extended this retaliation protection to an employee who intended to file for bankruptcy (and later did so). In Robinette v. WESTConsin Credit Union, the plaintiff claimed that she was fired after she told her supervisor that she was going to file for bankruptcy, allegedly because her bankruptcy would not make the credit union employer "look good." The court held that the plaintiff could proceed with a claim for retaliation in violation of the bankruptcy code even though she had not yet filed a bankruptcy petition at the time of her termination, because not allowing her to proceed on the claim would frustrate the purpose of the statute. In allowing the plaintiff to pursue her claim, the court disagreed with the conclusion of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (which has jurisdiction over California, Washington and other western states) that there is no retaliation protection for employees before they actually file a bankruptcy petition