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Manchester United sued by their own staff following major wages blunder

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Manchester United have been sued by their staff following a major wage blunder, according to the Sun.

The Red Devils accidentally included the wage slips of 167 employees in a mass email error, sending extensive personal details via the blunder.

The Man United staff were accidentally emailed their wage slips and those of everyone else in the pool, and they are now suing the club for up to £100,000.

The slips were on a single file received by catering and hospitality, museum and stadium tour staff and programme sellers, as Man United trialled a new system.

However, it was done with a lack of managerial staff overseeing the procedure, and the affected staff lodged a High Court compensation claim on data protection grounds.

They believe the information leaked by the Red Devils could now be used by criminals to commit financial fraud.

“The club’s billionaire owners should take responsibility for this error,” the legal team representing 32 claimants told the Sun.

The error took place in March 2018 and it was previously reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office, which recommended improvements.

“We take the data privacy of our employees very seriously and regret this isolated incident, which occurred in 2018,” a Man United spokesman told the Sun.

“Measures were put in place to prevent it happening again and we informed the Information Commissioner’s Office, which took no further action.”

The Red Devils were poorly run under the Glazers and are likely to continue to feel the impact for a few more years.

While the American owners cannot be blamed for the email error, it shows exactly why everything was wrong with the club during their tenure.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe has brought some sanity and is desperate to improve the fortunes of Man United on and off the pitch following his partial takeover.