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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

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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 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.

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