- Develop an understanding of the legal framework of the hospitality and restaurant industry
- Develop students' ability to critically analyze existing law and legal developments relating to the hospitality and travel industry
- Develop students' knowledge of the international regulatory bodies relevant to hospitality
- Develop the ability to enable students to think critically and identify legal problems arising out of hospitality practice and develop mechanisms to prevent litigation
- Develop an understanding of the legal requirements from selected legal systems
- Develop students' understanding of the impact of law on the hospitality industry
- Develop students' ability to differentiate the different types of legal liability that operate at an international level
1. Introduction to legal principles and the legal environment
Overview of key legal principles and subject specific elements including, contract law, employment law, negligence, health and safety regulations, licensing laws. Introduction to private international law comparison of legal systems, EU law, common and civil law systems, court structure/litigation.
2. Managing the legal risks of international hospitality business.
Legal responsibilities of the hospitality manager selection and management of employees, discrimination rules (disability, age, etc) legal responsibilities to guests, sale of food and alcohol, managing property.
3. Dispute resolution: Methods of resolving disputes: litigation and alternative dispute resolution eg arbitration. Issues in resolving international disputes.
24 Lesson hours
8 Preparation Lesson hours
7 Assignments / Homework hours
20 Exam and exam preparation hours
53 Literature (Depending on the length and difficulty of the book) hours
The course uses 200 pages from the book(s) and journal articles where:
- 100 pages difficult reading and understanding material – 33 Hours
- 100 pages average reading and understanding material – 20 Hours
- Difficult reading and understanding material – 3 pages per hour
- Average reading and understanding material – 5 pages per hour
- Easy reading and understanding material – 7 pages per hour
Total 112 Hours
- Classroom lecturing
- Case study discussions
- Feedback and presentation sessions
- Video and film
- Discussion sessions
- Research Papers
Barth, S, Hayes, D, 2005 Hospitality Law: Managing Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry, 2005, Wiley & Sons Inc, ISBN-10: 0471464252 , ISBN-13: 978-0471464259
Employment relations research series no. 55 http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20090609003228/http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file27818.pdf Agritourism Health and Safety Guidelines for Children http://agmarketing.extension.psu.edu/Retail/PDFs/agri_child_guide.pdf http://www.hse.gov.uk/slips/experience.htm Health and Safety http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/policy.htm NB. Other resource will be added throughout the course and as they are published
Articles and Journals related to the module are to be published on the Module Online Area.