Eweida and others v The United Kingdom - 48420/10 36516/10 51671/10 59842/10 - HEJUD  ECHR 37Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceECHR 37
Legal BodyEuropean Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
This judgement of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on alleged breaches of Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) by four British nationals has been widely reported and have a long history before the UK courts before this decision was issued.
Ms Eweida worked at the check-in desk for British airways. She wore a cross around her neck as a symbol of her Christian beliefs. She was told to remove it because it was in conflict with the corporate uniform policy but refused, although BA later changed its policy on religious symbols in the workplace.
Hers was the only successful case of the four before the court:
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