What employment rights, other than the national minimum wage, does an intern have if he or she is a worker?
An intern who is under an obligation to undertake work personally for an organisation is likely to be a worker. In this case, the intern will have protection from unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 and rights relating to paid annual leave, breaks and maximum working hours under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833). In addition, he or she will have the right not to suffer unlawful deductions from wages; the right to protection from detriment by reason of whistleblowing; and the right to be accompanied at grievance and disciplinary hearings. If the intern works part time, he or she will have the right not to be treated less favourably than a comparable full-time worker.