According to a recent article in the Toronto Star Jan 10,2013, the top court in Europe ruled that there was discrimination against a former employee of British Airways by making her remove her crucifix during work.
The British Airways employee Nadia Eweida, was sent home in November 2006 for refusing to remove a small silver crucifix that at the time was against company rules that forbids employees from wearing religious symbols on the job.
Eventually British Airways changed their policy in this regard, and Nadia returned to work but she continued to seek compensation for lost wages during that time as well as suits regarding religious discrimination.
According to the courts they claimed that British Airways exercised their right also to protect a certain corporate image. but Ms, Eweida’s cross was discreet and didn’t detract from her professional appearance.
After the verdict was handed down Ms. Eweida exclaimed, ”Thank You Jesus” after the highest court in Europe handed down the verdict.
No word yet if Ms. Eweida is carrying on with the lawsuit to British Airways.