Employee wins cross battle

A British Airways employee who was forced out of her job for wearing a cross around her neck has won a legal battle at the European Court of Human Rights.

The court ruled that ordering her not to wear the cross was against her human rights

Christian speaks of her joy at cross verdict

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

– Nadia Eweida,

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Christian wins battle of the cross

Britain's Nadia Eweida shows off her cross on a chain as she arrives at court in 2010
Britain's Nadia Eweida shows off her cross on a chain as she arrives at court in 2010 Credit: Reuters

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.