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Professor Joseph Seiner is a labor and employment law expert teaching at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Professor Seiner's research focuses on the intersection between workplace and procedural law. Professor Seiner has been featured in a number of media sources, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Professor Seiner is an author and co-editor of the Workplace Prof Blog.

Women frequently experience sexual harassment at work, yet few claims ever reach a courtroom

Sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including at least three from current or former aides, are a reminder of just how commonplace unwanted touching, propositioning and other inappropriate behavior is in the workplace. Professor Joseph A. Seiner’s research explores the prevalence of toxic work environments – like the one described in Albany, New York – and just how startlingly common sexual harassment at work is. Seiner’s work affirms the fact that even when women try to find justice by suing their alleged abusers, their cases rarely see a courtroom.

Subjects: Employment Law, Legal Research, United States Law