Forces Law

Employment Law

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 complaint 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 helpline on 0239 262 6888  or email

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What our clients say

Thank you for everything you have done!! You have been amazing from start to finish, I just wish I had come to you in the first place as my previous solicitor didn’t even know there were special rules for Armed Forces wives. Biscoes Solicitors.

(Bolt Burdon Kemp.) You have always been professional, meticulous, understanding, adaptable and really gone up and above in all aspect of our case and customer care. Not once during your representation have we had to worry or question your ability, directions, guidance or choice of experts or legal representation, which alleviates some of the worry and burden that litigation brings.

Sgt RLC, Military claims client.

(Wace Morgan Solicitors LLP) Very compassionate, caring and professional service. Very hard to improve on 100%. Good standard of service.

Do not hesitate to use Wolferstans as your solicitors. I have used them now on two occasions and they are quite simply the very best there is. Helpful, friendly, efficient but above all honest with you from start to finish. My most recent case was a triumph and that was down to their dedication and professional handling of the case. In short they saved me my future and I will be eternally grateful.

Mr Hall, Plymouth.

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