The course will provide an overview of the meaning, sources and administration of business and hospitality law. Topics will include the law of torts and contract, human rights, negligence prevention in the hospitality industry, the rights and responsibilities of guests and innkeepers, industry regulatory requirements and employment law.
Methods Of Instruction
Lectures, seminars and/or case discussions
Means of Assessment
STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL COMPONENTS OF THE COURSE TO OBTAIN CREDIT FOR THE COURSE.
At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the legal climate of Canada and some understanding of one's personal rights and that part of the common law and statute law applicable to most business situations in the hospitality industry;
- examine in detail the law of contracts, its principles and application to various business situations;
- demonstrate a background of information that will help recognize some of the economic, legal, political and social aspects of situations likely to be encountered in the hospitality industry;
- identify the legal responsibilities of managers in the hospitality industry:
- food liability
- property loss
- inn keeping
- service of alcoholic beverages;
- relate recent examples of lawsuits against hospitality operations;
- distinguish between common law and statutory law;
- describe human rights legislation and discuss its implications for the hospitality industry regarding guest service and employment practices;
- explain the impacts of government acts on hospitality operations;
- identify the part of the Canadian Criminal Code pertaining to hospitality operation and describe applications of the Canadian Criminal Code to various hospitality situations.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Longchamps, Donald and Wright, Bradley. Canadian Hospitality and Travel Law. Latest Edition, ITP Nelson, Toronto.
Suggested supplementary text: Hospitality Law Guide. Tourism British Columbia.(latest edition)