Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Unpaid Intern Is Ruled Not an ‘Employee,’ Not Protected From Sexual Harassment (Monica Lewinsky Law?)

"It's OK, honey.  It's legal now!"

There’s plenty for unpaid interns to complain about—mainly, the lack of money—but apparently it gets worse.

Because they’re not paid and don’t receive remuneration such as pension and life insurance, interns don’t always count as employees, which means they’re not always entitled to certain employee protections.

For one former unpaid broadcasting intern at Phoenix Satellite Television U.S., that means not being able to bring a sexual harassment claim against her former supervisor, according to a Bloomberg BNA report. 


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