A hospital manager has dropped a sex discrimination case against Stockport Healthcare trust after being offered £14,000 compensation. Julie Harratt was made redundant from her £25,000 job as facilities development manager at St Thomas Hospital in May, but applied to an industrial tribunal, alleging unfair dismissal, sex discrimination and victimisation. Ms Harratt, who worked for the trust and its predecessors for 23 years, claimed a male manager had refused to allocate tasks to her, and she ended up doing 'odd jobs', including counting windows. Trust chief executive Alan Yates said it had settled 'on the basis of a pragmatic assessment of the situation', adding that it would have 'cost more' to defend the case.