Employment Law for Travel Employers – London

    03 December 2019
  • Venue:
    De Vere West One
  • Location:
    9-10 Portland Pl, Marylebone, London, W1B 1PR
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ABTA’s practical Employment Law for Travel Employers seminar returns for a second year to provide updated and specific advice on employment law and how you can administer these legal principles at work.

About the event

Employment law is constantly changing. It’s vital that travel employers keep up to date with these changes to ensure they are compliant with new legislation and apply this legal framework to the way they treat their employees.

Listen to experts discuss the impact of Brexit on posted workers as well as employees from the EU working for you in the UK. Find out how the recent judgement on restrictive covenants in contracts, particularly in relation to non-compete clauses, might affect your travel business. Ensure you have effective policies in place for holiday pay commission, working hours and equality and diversity in the workplace. Scrutinise restrictive covenants in an employment contract during a practical exercise and learn how to update them to make them more effective. 

Understand your legal responsibilities for holiday pay commission, working hours and equality and diversity in the workplace. Take part in practical exercises on managing disciplinaries and grievances based on real-life scenarios. 

There will be a focus on mental health in the workplace. Ensure you have effective policies in place to promote good mental health and wellbeing amongst your staff and listen to a travel industry case study on raising awareness of mental health, how to overcome any challenges you might face and the importance of providing support for employees.  


  • The basics of employment law and what that means for you as a travel employer 
  • Identifying the status of your employees and the importance of getting this correct
  • The impact of Brexit and how this affects travel industry employees such as posted workers 
  • Guidance on equality and diversity practices including mental health  
  • What is a restrictive covenant, why are they important and how can you ensure they are effective? 
  • Managing grievances and the protocol for what happens when a claim is reported, who should do what, and when
  • Effective ways of dealing with disciplinary offences within your organisation 
  • What constitutes as an unfair dismissal or discrimination in the workplace?


  • Ami Naru, Partner, Travlaw
  • Natalie Dindar, Paralegal, Travlaw
  • Olga Kelly, Head of People and Talent, The Advantage Travel Partnership
  • Maria Rogers, Head of Human Resources, Abercrombie and & Kent


Benefits of attending

  • Hear key employment law updates, tailored for travel industry employers 
  • Gain the confidence you need to handle common employment issues and disputes 
  • Take part in practical exercises based on real-life scenarios and benefit from travel industry case studies 
  • Get the latest on equality and diversity and mental health in the workplace
  • Find out how you can promote good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and your legal responsibilities as employers
  • Listen to expert advice on restrictive covenants and clauses in employee contracts 
  • By attending this event you will receive a certificate which can be used towards your CPD 

Who should attend?

This seminar is designed for those who have responsibility for human resource (HR) decision making within a travel organisation:

  • HR teams or anyone with responsibility for an HR function 
  • Legal teams 
  • Owners, directors and senior line managers 

Event prices

ABTA Member/ABTA Partner* rate – £235 plus VAT 
Non-Member rate – £355 plus VAT 

This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, all delegate materials, presentations and an attendee certificate. 

Make payment by credit or debit card. ABTA Members and Partners can request an invoice.

View our booking terms and conditions here.


  • Book three places and get 50% off the third place.
    (This discount will be automatically applied when you book online.)
  • If you are looking to book for a larger group please contact for a bespoke discount.

*To qualify for the ABTA Member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number or your application must be in progress when the event takes place.

Non-Members are welcome to attend. For information about becoming a Member click here.

Event sponsorship

Event partner 

ABTA Partner+ Travlaw LLP are 100% committed to serving the travel and leisure industry – from tour operators and travel agents to airlines, hotel groups, event management companies and their insurers. We pride ourselves on being one of the top travel law firms in the UK. We are a large, experienced team of highly professional yet approachable lawyers who are tried and tested specialists in advising.

For details on how to promote your company at this event, contact Matt Turton on 020 3693 0194 or 
To view our commercial opportunities brochure click here.


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