Serving in the Armed Forces is very different from having an ordinary job – which is probably why you joined up in the first place! But, from a legal point of view you do have rights. For example, the MoD is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
You have the statutory right to raise a Service Complaint in respect of your Service and in the event of discrimination (subject too complex rules) to also pursue the matter to an employment tribunal.
Military employment law is very complex, particularly in respect of time limits and so we recommend that you take specialist advice as soon as possible.
At Forces Law we can advise you and if appropriate help you make a compliant if you feel you have been discriminated against due to your race, ethnic origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation.
We can also help you make a formal complaint and/or damages claim if you have suffered harassment, victimisation or bullying.
The most important point that we can make is to take advice from one of our specialist firms as soon as possible if you have any employment related query.
What’s more, we work with service people at every stage in life. So once you’ve left the forces, you can still contact us for help and advice on employment issues in your new civilian career.
For more information, or to seek advice, you can contact our 24-hour helpline on 0845 601 1260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org