Frequently hotels, restaurants, bars, and the like find themselves as repeat targets in premises liability lawsuits.
It is imperative that employers recognize and understand the need to take constant and active steps to address both internal and external potential threats of workplace violence.
This matter arises out of a lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, Maryland, by Jane Doe plaintiffs, who were victims of a human trafficking and prostitution ring.
Legal issues in the hospitality sector most often involve the theft of guest property, the safety of a business’ staff, or failure to meet safety standards for the property.
In the case of Thomas v. Omni Hotels, an Omni Hotel guest slipped and fell on a 22° Fahrenheit day after ice had formed on the floor near a semi-enclosed fountain.
Event security is attained if there is full control of the meeting. This means that organizers must have an accurate scenario of the entire event in all its stages from design to execution.
Hospitality companies should expect that it is a question of when—not if—they will become involved in some sort of investigation or litigation.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) emphasizes using the structures, spaces, lighting and people around an area to prevent crime and to increase loss prevention.
…all hotels, regardless of location or whether they are unionized, should be concerned about the issue and would be wise to take steps to address it.
This [paper] gives a brief overview of how to deal with premises security litigation when it arises on your premises.