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June 28, 2021, 2:15 PM

Apache Corp. Wins Appeal of Paralegal’s Retaliation Suit

Brian Flood
Brian Flood
Legal Reporter

Texas’ top court reversed an award of more than $900,000 against Apache Corp., saying that a paralegal failed to show that the company wouldn’t have fired her but for an email she sent complaining of sex discrimination.

Cathryn Davis worked in the hydrocarbon exploration and production company’s Houston litigation department. Her relationship with the attorney heading the department soured. In 2012 Davis sent an email to the department head, a human resources manager, and an Apache employment lawyer alleging a hostile work environment, age discrimination, and sex discrimination.

Human resources investigated and concluded there was no evidence of discrimination. ...

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