UK: British Airways attacked by archbishop for dress code rules
Date: 21 Nov 2006
British Airways has been criticised by the Archbishop of York for its policy that bans a member of staff from wearing a christian cross above her uniform. Dr John Sentamu called the company's position "nonsense".
The company's policy dictates that any jewelry, including crosses, can be worn but must be under the uniform. Religious dress which practically cannot be concealed, such as turbans or hijabs, are exempt from the ruling.
The row attained a high profile when a British Airways check-in worker Nadia Eweida lost her appeal against the company's policy. The company said that the policy was the same for all its 34,000 uniformed staff, and that other airlines had the same policy.
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