1998, Middle Temple
Employment Law Bar Association
Employment Lawyers Association
Industrial Law Society
MA (Hons), University of Edinburgh;
M.Litt., University of St Andrews;
Postgraduate Diploma in Law, City University.
Benefactors’ Scholar (Middle Temple)
Assunta Del Priore specialises in employment law. She has extensive experience in advising and representing in this area. She has been instructed by businesses of all sizes, public bodies, trade organizations and individuals in a wide range of employment disputes. She has a particular interest in discrimination law and in mental health issues in the employment law context. She is ranked tier 1 in the Legal 500 2015.
Assunta joined Chambers in late 2010. She was a senior law lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University during her children's infancy. Previously, she practiced in employment law in London, Liverpool and Manchester, at the Independent Bar, and within the employment law teams at Lawfords and Mace & Jones solicitors' firms. She is a Bar Standards Board accredited advocacy trainer.
RECENT CASES OF INTEREST
• CD v Chief Constable of H. The Claimant succeeded in his claims of failures to make reasonable adjustments to the conditions in which he took a professional exam. Remedy included compensation for loss of a chance of promotion.
• F & F v P Ltd. The Tribunal rejected the Claimants' claims that they were entitled to the national minimum wage for periods of on-call work: Shannon v Rampersad & Rampersad T/A Cliftion House Residential Home UKEAT/0050/15 applied.
• CT v M. The Tribunal rejected the Claimant’s claims that she had been treated less favourably because she was a part-time worker.
• Ronald Lungu v Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police. The Claimant was successful in his claims of harassment and direct discrimination, including a failure to promote him because of his race.
• BH v SSSC Ltd. The Claimant was successful in his claims of disability discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal. The Tribunal rejected the Respondent’s submissions that a Polkey deduction was appropriate.
• O'C & Others v 1. Borough Council of C, 2. HHA Limited. A case which concerned entitlement to rest breaks and daily/weekly rest periods under the Working Time Regulations 1998. It was of potential national significance in that it concerned whether or not the rest break pattern of residential care workers in supported living accommodation for vulnerable adults was compliant with the Working Time Regulations 1998.
• Della Buckley v East Lancashire Masonic Hall Company Ltd & Others. The Claimant won her unfair dismissal claim by a majority, (members). The majority judgment was upheld upon appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (East Lancashire Masonic Hall Company Ltd v Buckley, UKEAT/0447/14
• Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police v Bailey UKEAT/0166/15. Race discrimination and victimisation.
• Jackson Lloyd Ltd and Mears Group plc v Smith and Others UKEAT/0127/13. TUPE transfer from subsidiary to parent in the context of a share sale. ‘Authority’ of employee representatives in Regulation 13(1) (b)(i) of TUPE.
• Ashby v JJB Sports plc UKEAT/0114/12. Scope of duty to consult in redundancy cases.
• National Grid Electricity Transmission plc v Wood, UKEAT/0432/07 Implied contracts of employment – agency workers.
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