Sexual harassment in the workplace has been front-page news for the past couple of years. And the Supreme Court has just heard arguments about the legality of discrimination against LGBT employees.

But while society is finally grappling with these problems, a long-acknowledged kind of discrimination in the workplace is still not getting the attention it deserves. Women, writes University of South Carolina labor law scholar Joseph Seiner, have faced employment discrimination for as long as they’ve been in the work world. But their claims rarely get a hearing in the courts.

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Workplace sex discrimination claims are common – but they’re not making it into court

Joseph A. Seiner, University of South Carolina

The Supreme Court has taken up several cases of sex discrimination against LGBT workers who were fired from their jobs. But the majority of other cases of sex discrimination rarely make it to court.

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