BA worker loses bid to wear crucifix
ITV.com – November 20, 2006
A Christian check-in worker at British Airways who was told she could not openly wear a cross has lost an appeal against the decision.
Nadia Eweida, 55, has not turned up for work at Heathrow since being told she could not have the small crucifix on show over her uniform.
She appealed, arguing people from other faiths are allowed to wear turbans and the hijab at the airline.
BA said there is no ban on religious jewellery, but it has to be hidden from view, adding it "is not practical for some religious symbols - such as turbans and hijabs - to be worn underneath the uniform".
And BA said Miss Eweida had been offered a non-uniformed job where she could wear a cross, but she had turned this down.
Ms Eweida said she did not want to hide the cross because "Jesus has to be glorified". She added: "I am not politically motivated or minded, I just follow the Biblical truth."
It is thought Miss Eweida will appeal for the second time.
Last updated 21/11/2006