I wonder if there are any legal types who can give some help to an ex bootneck? A freind of my husband has been effectivly sacked from his current employment as a Firefighter for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service on the grounds of 'capability'. So what I hear you say... Well this friend of his happened to be a Royal Marine Commando and served in the first Gulf War. When his service was up he joined the Fire Service, where my husband met him. His stint in Iraq has left him traumatised and subsequently diagnosed with 'chronic post traumatic stress disorder' and unable to cope with Fire Service life...or even life in general. The currants have just discharged him on the grounds of 'capability', effectivley sacked! His Fire pension has been frozen untill he reaches the 'civillian' retirement age instead of being payed from now. Had he been given a medical discharge due to his chronic 'post traumatic stress disorder' he would be in a medical pension from now! His condition has not been recognised as an 'illness'. He has been housebound at home on zero pay for 3 years, and because he is still effectively 'employed' he cannot claim any benefits. This guy cannot help himself and I think he is being dealt a raw hand. Can anyone offer any legal type advice to help this guy get what he deserves!....support, compassion and his bloody pension! The Fire Brigades Union who would historically have offered support are unable as it is now a smashed and powerless entity. The management threats are...if you don't like the result....strike! I can pass the details of this deserving bloke, via pm, to any one who can help him. or those with the wherewithall look up 'John Gibbons' on your systems... I really fell pissed off about this good decent bloke getting shit on whilst the chief rides around in his new range rover!