Kirkland & Ellis partner Kate O’Scannlain, facing questions about workplace sexual harassment at her confirmation hearing Wednesday for a U.S. Labor Department post, vowed to study how the broad use of arbitration clauses in employee contracts can unfairly silence victims.

O’Scannlain, the Trump administration’s pick for Labor Department solicitor, the top lawyer at the agency, told members of a U.S. Senate committee: “There is no place for sexual harassment. It is a prevalent issue.”

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