Previous Article Next Article The tribunal heard that Pratt, a mother of one, took stepsto raise the profile of women within the company and introduce internalequality policies across Europe. Pratt, who is claiming sexual discrimination against SandenInternational at an employment tribunal, claimed the remark was made bymanaging director Tony Noji to explain her lack of success in implementing anequal opportunities policy. HR manager Christine Pratt is claiming sexual discriminationagainst her former Japanese employer who said that in his country, men areconsidered more intelligent than women. She joined the firm as an administrator in 1998, but wassubsequently promoted to HR manager. Related posts:No related photos. Cultural views lead to race and sex bias claimOn 30 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Pratt, who is also claiming racial discrimination, said thebias she suffered was a result of the Japanese attitude towards women. The tribunal was adjourned and is due to be completed inJanuary. “I am saddened when I consider how very proud Sanden isof its origins, its product and of its internal ISO and quality procedures, butthen observe the little emphasis it places on people issues, such as equality,morale and the extraordinarily high labour turnover at their Europeanheadquarters in Basingstoke,” she said. She said she was made to feel sidelined when the companyappointed a male HR general manager above her. Pratt, 46, told the tribunal in Southampton that after beinggiven the managerial position her title was removed and she was undermined byher male bosses in an attempt to make her leave.