Hundreds of Morrisons workers ought to ‘search compensation for upset and misery’ after their private particulars have been posted on-line
THOUSANDS of Morrisons workers ought to be compensated for the “upset” brought on by their private particulars being posted on the web, the Excessive Courtroom has heard.
Legal professionals say the case, the primary mass knowledge leak motion of its sort within the UK, has potential implications for each particular person and enterprise.
Andrew Skelton, an auditor, had a grudge in opposition to the retailer and leaked the payroll knowledge of almost 100,000 workers in 2014. He was jailed for eight years.
Jonathan Barnes, counsel for five,518 former and present Morrisons workers, yesterday advised Mr Justice Langstaff in London that the corporate had been awarded £170,000 compensation in opposition to Skelton.
He mentioned the workers “have been victims too” however have acquired “no compensation for his or her misery or lack of management of the state of affairs”.
Morrisons denies legal responsibility. The case continues.