Nadia Eweida worked as a member of check-in staff for British Airways (BA). She wore a small silver cross on a chain around her neck, as a sign of her commitment to her Christian faith.
One day Nadia was sent home and suspended without pay, on the grounds that her cross violated company uniform policy. She complained that she had been punished because of her religion. However, the UK courts rejected her claims and upheld BA’s decision to suspend her.