Following the success of British Airways employee Nadia Awayda's campaign to be allowed to wear a crucifix at work, Keith Porteous Wood from the National Secular Society and Dr Don Horrocks from the Evangelical Alliance debate the rights and wrongs of bringing religious beliefs into the workplace.
– Nadia Eweida,
I'm very happy and very happy and very pleased that Christian rights have been vindicated in the UK and Europe.
I'm very pleased that after all this time the European court has specifically recognised, in paragraph 114 in the judgment, that I have suffered anxiety, frustration and distress.
I'm disappointed on behalf of the other three applicants but I fully support them in their asking and I wish them every success in the future to win.
I was very selfish initially when I heard the verdict because I was jumping for joy and saying 'thank you Jesus
A British Airways employee who claimed she suffered discrimination at work because of her faith has won a landmark legal battle at the European Court of Human Rights.
Nadia Eweida, 60, took the airline to a tribunal after she was forced out of her job for wearing a cross in breach of company uniform codes.
Her case was rejected in Britain but today European judges found in her favour. They ruled against three more Christians who launched similar action.