BA worker wins crucifix case

A Christian British Airways worker has won her religious discrimination case at the European Court of Human Rights for not being able to wear a crucifx at work. Three other Christians had their claims rejected by judges in Strasbourg.

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Cross-wearing BA worker wins religious freedom case

British Airways employee Nadia Eweida Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive

The European Court of Human Rights has found British Airways check-in clerk Nadia Eweida did face religious discrimination for not being able to wear a cross at work.

The other three Christians taking their case to Strasbourg have lost.

The court found for Ms Eweida's right to wear a cross over BA's wish to protect their corporate image. She has been awarded €2,000 (£1,660) and €30,000 (£34,910) in costs from the UK government.

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