Court rules B.A. Discriminated against Christian employee.

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Jan 15, 2013
 
A British Airways employee suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

Judges ruled Nadia Eweida's rights had been violated under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

She took her case to the European Court of Human Rights after BA made her stop wearing a cross visibly.

Judges ruled that the rights of three other Christians had not been violated by their employers.

Following the rulings, the Archbishop of York said Christians and those of other faiths "should be free to wear the symbols of their own religion without discrimination".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21025332
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Jan 15, 2013
 
As you posted yourself, 75% of these well funded high profile christian pressure group cases were kicked out of court.
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A British Airways employee suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.
Judges ruled Nadia Eweida's rights had been violated under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
She took her case to the European Court of Human Rights after BA made her stop wearing a cross visibly.
Judges ruled that the rights of three other Christians had not been violated by their employers.
Following the rulings, the Archbishop of York said Christians and those of other faiths "should be free to wear the symbols of their own religion without discrimination".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21025332

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Thinking wrote:
As you posted yourself, 75% of these well funded high profile christian pressure group cases were kicked out of court.
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Morning,
Personally I wouldn't have even bothered to go to court about the right to wear a cross to work. I don't feel we should rely on bits of symbolic jewellery to show our faith.

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angelinaUK wrote:
A British Airways employee suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.
Judges ruled Nadia Eweida's rights had been violated under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
She took her case to the European Court of Human Rights after BA made her stop wearing a cross visibly.
Judges ruled that the rights of three other Christians had not been violated by their employers.
Following the rulings, the Archbishop of York said Christians and those of other faiths "should be free to wear the symbols of their own religion without discrimination".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21025332
From your link.

"British Airways said: "Our own uniform policy was changed in 2007 to allow Miss Eweida and others to wear symbols of faith and she and other employees have been working under these arrangements for the last six years."
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Jan 15, 2013
 
The complainant probably got caught up in it all.

Of course she should be able to wear a discrete cross, assuming she's not in a job that brings her face into close proximity of intermeshing blades. Common sense should apply.

However, two of the cases were really petty anti gay cases. The nasty people that give believers a bad name. There are well funded tax exempt religious groups at work here. They should've spent their money on something worthwhile instead.
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<quoted text>Morning,
Personally I wouldn't have even bothered to go to court about the right to wear a cross to work. I don't feel we should rely on bits of symbolic jewellery to show our faith.
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To summarise: she wasn't prevented from wearing a cross, she was prevented from wearing a non-BA standard cross?
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From your link.
"British Airways said: "Our own uniform policy was changed in 2007 to allow Miss Eweida and others to wear symbols of faith and she and other employees have been working under these arrangements for the last six years."

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Jan 15, 2013
 
angelinaUK wrote:
A British Airways employee suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.
Judges ruled Nadia Eweida's rights had been violated under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
She took her case to the European Court of Human Rights after BA made her stop wearing a cross visibly.
Judges ruled that the rights of three other Christians had not been violated by their employers.
Following the rulings, the Archbishop of York said Christians and those of other faiths "should be free to wear the symbols of their own religion without discrimination".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21025332
Corporations have a right to decide how to present their business. If they don't want to offend others of a different religion,or those with NO religion,it is their right. I think it's a good decision. Let the Christians take all that born again evangelical money and create their own airline and discriminate against whom they want.

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Thinking wrote:
To summarise: she wasn't prevented from wearing a cross, she was prevented from wearing a non-BA standard cross?
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She was never prevented from wearing a cross. BA merely asked her to keep it under her clothing.

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