piatkow - 11:06 am on Mar 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
I hear it's a lot easier to get a new job while already employed instead of being out of work.
I will confirm that both from personal experience of a previous recession and anecdotal comments from people I know now.
Its a bit late for this job and you will probably end up paying for a lawyer but once you start elsewhere I would recommend joining the appropriate trade union. Then if you have an employment problem they should provide the lawyer.