Employment Data Breach Claims

If you are a victim of a data protection failure involving your employment data, check out our current group actions to see if we are running a claim related to that specific breach.

Get justice & compensation for the breach of your employment data

Too many people are finding that their employers are not protecting their personal data. A failure to invest in adequate data protection training means that human error is still the leading cause of data privacy violations in the workplace. But cyber-attacks are on the rise as hackers become more sophisticated in their methods of accessing and exploiting personal data.

It’s alarming to think that your personal data could be at risk because of your employer’s negligence. Not least because a data breach could have serious consequences, from financial loss to identity theft. Not to mention the psychological toll it can take on victims, who may feel violated, vulnerable, and betrayed. The consequences of a data breach can be devastating. It’s not just data that’s at stake, it’s our trust in our employers and our sense of security.

But don’t despair! You have rights and options when it comes to protecting your data privacy.

As an employee, you have the right to expect that your personal information will be kept safe and secure, and your employer has a duty of care to make that happen.

An employer cannot fire you or harm your career in any way if you make a claim. They would be breaking employment law if they did, and any action could be classed as discrimination.

KP Law is a group action law firm. With a group action claim, you and the other victims join together and fight to get compensation. Group actions can be a powerful tool and can have a bigger impact than a single claim.

If you are a victim of a data protection failure involving your employment data, check out our current group actions to see if we are running a claim related to that specific breach.

If you are involved in a potential group action not listed below, please contact us and tell us about it! Where enough people come forward, we may launch a new claim.

We do not take on individual cases.

No-win, no-fee data breach compensation

Don’t let the fear of costs stop you getting the justice you deserve. Contact us today and let us fight for you. 

Common types of employment data breaches

There are several types of data breaches that can affect employees due to poor data protection processes by their employers. For example:

Phishing Attacks

Cybercriminals often use fake emails or websites to trick employees into giving away sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial data. If an employee falls for a phishing scam, the cybercriminals can gain access to the company's systems and data. 

Insider Threats

Employees can also be a source of data breaches if they intentionally or unintentionally leak sensitive information. This can happen if employees are not properly trained on data protection processes, or if they are disgruntled and want to harm the company and there are not protections in place to stop them from doing so.

Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks

Cybercriminals can intercept data transmitted over unsecured Wi-Fi networks, giving them access to sensitive information. 

Third-party Suppliers

Often, cybercriminals gain access to a company’s systems through vulnerabilities in third-party software.  

Outdated Software

If employers fail to keep their software up to date with the latest security patches, cybercriminals can exploit vulnerabilities in the software to gain access to sensitive data. 

Why claim employment data breach compensation?

Hold organisations to account for failing to protect your private information.

Receive financial compensation for your losses.

Force organisations to implement better data security.

Why use KP Law to make a claim?

We are one of the most experienced multi-claimant law firms in the UK.

We represent clients in group actions with innovation, resources, and expertise.

We work with expert barristers to ensure you get the very best level of legal support available.

We have all the resources and global expertise necessary to take on complicated cases and win.

We have offices in London, Liverpool, Manchester, and Birmingham, and the technology to provide a nationwide service to clients across England & Wales.

We use technology to deliver a better legal experience to our clients.

We work on a no-win, no-fee basis.

We make the process straightforward and hassle-free.

What can you claim for?

While each case is judged on its own merits, there are some things we would typically look for when it comes to when claiming compensation following a data breach, cybercrime or other GDPR violation:

Financial loss

With stolen data, cybercriminals can make purchases using your bank and credit cards, apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing online accounts.


GDPR failures, cybercrime and data breaches can have a significant impact on you, both mentally and physically. They can cause or exacerbate anxiety, stress and other psychological conditions.

Loss of privacy

Your data has value, and organisations must be held to account if they fail to protect your right to data privacy or otherwise do not uphold your GDPR rights.

How to protect yourself following a data breach or cybercrime

  • Contact your bank or credit card provider immediately if your financial data has been exposed.
  • Check all bills and emails for goods or services you have not ordered.
  • Check your bank account for unfamiliar transactions.
  • Alert your bank or credit card provider immediately if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Monitor your credit score for any unexpected dips.
  • Call Credit, Experian and Equifax to ensure credit isn’t taken out in your name.
  • Never provide your PIN or full password to anyone (even someone claiming to be from your bank).
  • Never been pressured into moving money to another account for fraud reasons. A legitimate bank won’t ask you to do this.
  • Follow the security instructions provided by the organisation that breached your data.
  • Never automatically click on any suspicious links or downloads in emails or texts.
  • Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic just because someone has your details.
  • Be careful who you trust – criminals often use scare tactics to try and trick you into revealing your security details.
  • Know that, even if you recognise a name or number, it might not be genuine.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. A trustworthy organisation would never force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
  • Never provide your full password, pin or security code to someone over the phone (or via message). If a bank believes a transaction has been fraudulent, they will not ask for this information to cancel the transaction.
  • Listen to your instincts and ask questions if something feels “off”.
  • Refuse requests for personal or financial information and stop discussions if you are at all unsure.
  • Contact your bank or financial service provider on a number you know and trust to check if a communication is genuine.
  • Be cautious of unsolicited communications that refer you to a web page asking for personal data.
  • Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know on social media.
  • Review your online privacy settings.
  • Report suspected fraud attempts to the police and Action Fraud.
  • Register with the Cifas protective registration service to slow down credit applications made in your name.
  • Change your passwords regularly and use a different password for every account (a password manager can help with this).
  • Protect your devices with up-to-date internet security software.

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