Morrisons supermarkets have been held liable for the unauthorised copying and disclosure of more than 100,000 employees’ payroll information by a disgruntled ex-employee.

If you have been affected by the data leak, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

JMW is already representing more than 5,000 Morrisons employees, helping them to claim for compensation, and there is still time for you to make a claim.

To make sure you don’t lose out on claiming 100% of your compensation, please get in touch today.

**Update - 6th April 2019 Deadline**

Employees who make a claim before 6th April 2019 will still be able to receive 100% of the compensation from a successful claim.

However, it was recently announced by the government that if you make a claim on or after 6th April 2019, some of your legal costs can no longer be reclaimed from the losing side and these will be taken from the compensation awarded. This means that, after this date, the amount of compensation you will receive in a claim against Morrisons will be reduced, so acting now will mean you don’t lose out.

Please fill in the compensation form to let us know about your circumstances. A member of the team will then be in touch to assess your claim and take you through the next steps of the claims process.

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About the Morrisons Data Leak

  • 2013- Andrew Skelton, a senior IT internal auditor at Morrisons, released the personal details of almost 100,000 employees.
  • 2014- JMW Solicitors launched the UK's first data leak group action case representing Morrisons employees. In 2015, Skelton was sentenced to eight years in prison for fraud, securing unauthorised access to computer material and disclosing personal data.
  • 2017- the High Court ruled that Morrisons is legally responsible for the data breach of its employees’ payroll information by a disgruntled ex-employee.
  • 2018- the supermarket chain appealed the High Court’s judgment, thereby attempting to stop employees from claiming any form of compensation or legal recourse.

However, the Court of Appeal dismissed Morrisons’ appeal on 10th October 2018.

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Why Choose JMW?

The Morrisons data breach is the first case of its kind in English legal history, so it’s important that you get help from solicitors with vast experience in handling data breach claims.

JMW has represented the victims of the Morrisons data breach from the outset.

Data breaches can cause enormous damage and distress to those affected, and our privacy law experts have a strong track record of helping those who have had their personal information leaked without their consent - they are currently working with more than 5,000 Morrisons staff members.

JMW has been at the forefront of this developing legal area. We act for data breach victims on a day-to-day basis.

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If you have been affected by the Morrisons data leak, please fill in the form on this page and let our team know about your circumstances. Once you’ve submitted the form, one of our solicitors will be in touch to assess your claim and discuss the next steps you need to make.

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