Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 10 months ago

UK employment law question?

can an employee who has been given her notice then sabotaged the company newspaper releasing confidential information about other employees pay to a newspaper be held liable for the misuse of personal data? how? 

3 Answers

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    She can be prosecuted for releasing info until the U.K. Data Protection Act.

    She will be arrested and charged. 

  • 10 months ago

    That's not an employment law matter, it's a criminal matter.  If she did it deliberately, she could face prison.

  • 10 months ago

    It would almost certainly be a breach of confidentiality as it is again, almost certainly, a condition of your employment as specified in your contract of employment

    Gross misconduct which could easily get you fired or affect compensation for loss of employment by redundancy etc

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