Two law firms have launched a class action lawsuit on behalf of up to 10,000 current and former Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd employees.

The statement of claim says some of their personal information was uploaded onto an unsecured website.

Law firms Sutts, Strosberg LLP and Falconer Charney LLP filed the suit Thursday. It still has to be certified by the court.

Last week, letters were sent out to individual Ford workers advising them that their names addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and Ford seniority dates were posted online for an unknown period of time.

In the letter, Ford claims the information was removed and says there is no evidence there has been any misuse of this information.

Sharon Strosberg says her firm has already received 100 calls from people looking to join. She says the plaintiffs proposed this action be tried in Windsor.

Strosberg says with identity theft so prevalent, her clients should be eligible for compensation to cover the cost of precautionary measures like credit checks.

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