Workplace Data Breach Claims
Employers hold a significant amount of private information about their employees, and unfortunately, this information does not always remain private. Should an employer or fellow employee misuse that data or allow it to fall into the wrong hands, this can have very serious consequences.
Breaches of data within the workplace can relate to pay & conditions, sickness & absenteeism, disciplinary & grievance disputes and even private medical information which is shared and/or disclosed inappropriately.
Anyone whose personal information has been compromised in a workplace data breach may have grounds to claim compensation.
At Hayes Connor Solicitors, we have worked with a number of clients to pursue workplace data breaches where their employer leaked personal information. With a strong track record of success for our clients, we know exactly what it takes to make a successful workplace data breach compensation claim.
Examples of the types of workplace data breaches we can assist with include:
- Documentation left in communal work areas or on communal printers
- Information being sent to incorrect email recipients – both internally and externally
- Employers or employees misusing confidential data relating to other employees, customers and any other individuals
- Personal data being accessed in a cyberattack caused by the employer or employee negligence
- Failure to properly dispose of confidential data leading to this data falling into the wrong hands
We understand how distressing an employee data breach can be and how serious the consequences often are for those affected. In most cases, these data breaches are caused by simple human errors, which can make living with the consequences even more upsetting.
As well as the potential financial impact in the event of identity theft and financial crime, the level of emotional distress caused by a data breach of employee information can be substantial.
Compensation is therefore essential to help those who have suffered a workplace data breach to get their lives back on track.
Ultimately, if a workplace has failed to protect your personal data, you have a right to claim compensation.
If you believe you have grounds for a claim, we can assess this for you free of charge. Simply use our secure online claim form to let us know the details of your claim, and we will get back to you shortly.
To speak to a member of our team about what to do if you believe your data has been exposed in a workplace data breach, please call now on 0151 363 5895.