Cheapskate Casa Morada Under Fire After Offering Six Month Unpaid Internships Totalling Nearly 5,500 Hours Of Work

An interior design business has come under fire for offering six unpaid “voluntary internships” totalling nearly 5,500 hours of work and equating to more than £34,000 in wages.

The Edinburgh-based Casa Morada has been reported for investigation to HMRC after the six month-long placements were spotted by eagle-eyed student journalists at The Student.

The company posted an advertisement on job searching website Gumtree in late August, offering six unpaid “voluntary work experience internships” on a 35-hour week for half a year.

Although the company has since taken the adverts down on Gumtree, HuffPost UK was able to locate the original post.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/10/unpaid-internship-35-hour-working-week_n_5796032.html

 

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