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Employee imprisoned for breaching Court Order

In OCS Group UK Ltd v Dad and Others, a former employee of OCS was imprisoned for breach of an injunction. Mr D. was employed by OCS. Following a TUPE transfer, Mr D sent confidential information to his private email. OCS obtained an interim injunction prohibiting Mr D. from further disclosing, transmitting, destroying or deleting any confidential information. He was also ordered to return all confidential information in his possess and to refrain from discussing the injunction with anyone, except for the purposes of obtaining legal representation he breached the Order. He subsequently confessed his actions but was sentenced to 6 weeks imprisonment. Imprisonment was considered necessary in order to act as a deterrent and in respect of his further compliance with orders and as a warning to others.