British Airways crucifix row reignited by employee appeal

A devout Christian who was put on unpaid leave in October 2006 when she refused to hide or remove a crucifix while working at Heathrow Airport has appealed against an employment tribunal ruling that found British Airways not guilty of religious discrimination.

Nadia Eweida returned to work four months after the incident, after the airline changed its dress code, and has worked at the airline ever since.

In January this year, she lost a tribunal hearing into her claim for back pay and compensation.

Eweida said she was appealing the case to ensure Christians everywhere were free to “show their faith”, according to the Press Association.

The tribunal, which is being held in London, is expected to last one and a half days.

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