Morrisons staff sue over leak
MORE than 2,000 Morrisons staff are to sue the supermarket for damages after financial details relating to employees were posted online by a disgruntled auditor, lawyers say.
Andrew Skelton, who is in his 40s, was given an eight-year jail term in July after being found guilty of leaking sensitive, personal data relating to almost 100,000 of the supermarket’s staff, following a trial at Bradford Crown Court.
Lawyer Nick McAleenan, representing Morrisons’ staff taking legal action, says the claim will have implications
He said: “My clients’ position is that Morrisons failed to prevent a data leak which exposed tens of thousands of its employees to the very real risk of identity theft and potential loss.
“When employers are given personal details of their staff, they have a duty to look after them.”
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