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Christian Nadia Eweida wins six year battle against British Airways at European Court of Human Rights
A Christian’s six year battle against British Airways has come to an end after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled she suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs.
European judges said Nadia Eweida, 61, from Twickenham, had been beeen victim of a violation of Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Miss Eweida’s case was heard at the ECHR on September 4, alongside three other Christians who believed their rights had been violated. The other three lost their cases, it was announced today.
The four Christians claimed their employers' actions went against articles nine and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which protected their rights to "freedom of thought, conscience and religion" and prohibited religious discrimination.
Miss Eweida was sent home from work for refusing to remove her cross in 2006 when working as a check-in operator.
Miss Eweida was not available for comment this morning, but was adamant she would win the case in an interview yesterday.