In Venezuela, labor and employment anti-discrimination rules do not extend to interns and volunteers unless their contracts explicitly acknowledge equal treatment. The Organic Labor Law (the “LOTTT”) provides protection for any individual under an employment relationship.
Therefore the issue here is to determine who is an employee and who is not. The LOTTT states that interns are not subject to an employment relationship; ergo they are not employees in the true and legal sense of the term.
Volunteers are also unprotected by law against labor and employment discrimination; since volunteers provide pro bono services and an employment relationship cannot exist … Continue Reading