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Employees can be entitled to pursue a workplace data breach compensation claim if an incident arises through the course of their employment.

As our name The Group Action Lawyers confirms, we specialise and focus on incidents that affect many people where their cases can be brought together. They can then be pursued as a group or multi-party action, and if there is a need to go to court then the legal cases can be joined into a Group Litigation Order (GLO). This is the method we use in England and Wales which is similar to the US term known as Class Actions.

We represent thousands of people in dozens of group and multi-party cases. Some of these have stemmed from a workplace data breach, and we can offer No Win, No Fee legal representation for eligible clients.

What is a workplace data breach

A workplace data breach is very much as the term suggests. It is a data breach that has taken place in the employment setting. This usually means that either your employer or a colleague was responsible for the privacy breach. It can also relate to cyberattacks where employee data has been exposed as well, because your employer will usually be the responsible company to pursue the claim against.

A victim of a data breach can be entitled to bring a claim for any distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information. You do not need to have lost any money to claim, but losses and expenses can be considered if they are applicable.

You are well within your rights to pursue a negligence claim against your employer, and many employers have insurance to cover you for if something happens and you need to claim. It is key to do to make sure you receive some form of justice as a victim for the event, and you should not be treated any differently by pursuing a claim of this nature. You have protections in employment law for many things.

Group actions for data breaches

Group actions for data breaches are very common, and we are currently running over 50 of them on behalf of thousands of people. Usually, large data events happen to affect a huge number of people, which is why they commonly end up being pursued as group or multi-party action cases.

There have been some infamous examples over the years, from the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak and the TalkTalk hack from 2015, to the Equifax cyberattack in 2017, and the British Airways data breaches in 2018. In some cases, a few hundred people could be affected by the same leak or breach, and in others, we could be talking hundreds of thousands of victims.

In the easyJet cyberattack revealed in May 2020, it was a case of millions.

Our expertise in this niche and complex area of law is significant. We have been pursuing group claims for over a decade now, and we are always happy to consider new potential actions.

Contact our team for help today

To speak to the team about a group workplace data breach, or about any other event or incident that is one of the actions we are running or may wish to start for you, please do not hesitate to contact the team here now.

All our initial advice is available on a free, no-obligation and confidential basis. If we consider that we can help you, we may be able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.

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First published by Author on March 22, 2022
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