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

JMW is representing more than 9,000 Morrisons employees, helping them to claim for compensation. JMW’s deadline has now passed to make a claim. 

Morrisons has appealed the liability Judgment against them. The Supreme Court heard the appeal on the 6th and 7th of November and we are currently waiting to hear on their judgement.

About the Morrisons Data Leak

  • 2013-2014- Andrew Skelton, a senior IT internal auditor at Morrisons, copied and disclosed the personal details of almost 100,000 employees.
  • 2014- JMW Solicitors launched the UK's first data leak group action case representing Morrisons employees.
  • 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. The Court of Appeal dismissed Morrisons’ appeal on 10th October 2018.
  • 2019 – the Supreme Court granted Morrisons permission to appeal. The case will be listed for a hearing before the Supreme Court on Wednesday 6 November.