Breach of data leading to employment dispute.
Jane* was referred to a qualified third-party for a standard workplace assessment. This assessment was designed to make sure Jane had everything she needed to reach her full potential in her job. However, the party conducting the evaluation added sensitive personal information about her to their report and gave this to her employer.
This information was not relevant to the assessment Jane undertook. Worse, it led to a dispute between Jane and her employer over the disclosures she made while applying for her job.
In response, Jane made a data breach claim against the workplace assessment provider. As well as claiming for the initial breach of her sensitive information, she also claimed damages for the loss and injury she suffered by the infringement when this knowledge was used against her.
Today, such unlawful disclosures are all too familiar, and in such cases, this can result in complex anxiety and stress. But in such situations, you can claim damages for any psychological injuries caused by the breach of your personal data. If you find yourself suffering, make sure you seek appropriate medical attention as soon as any symptoms arise so that the impact can be adequately assessed.
*Not real name