Ban on wearing cross is not discriminatory

    February 2010

    In a case which has received a great deal of press attention, the Court of Appeal has upheld previous Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal decisions that British Airways' requirement that an employee remove or conceal a cross she wore on a necklace was not indirect religious discrimination. The Court of Appeal held that an indirect discrimination claim can only be based on a disadvantage to a group, not just to an individual.