A British employee of British Airways has been banned from wearing her Christian cross while working in Heathrow Airport. According to British Airlines, the employees uniform does not include include crucifixes. Nadia Eweida has replied to the ban with a lawsuit under the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003, because of her employer's double standard dealing with Christian employees.
The airline's uniform code states that staff must not wear visible jewelery or other 'adornments' while on duty without permission from management.
It makes exceptions for Muslim and Sikh minorities by allowing them to wear hijabs and turbans.
Under rules drawn up by BA's 'diversity team' and 'uniform committee', Sikh employees can even wear the traditional iron bangle – even though this would usually be classed as jewelery – while Muslim workers are also allowed prayer breaks during work time. (DailyMail.co.uk)