Join my fight: suspended for wearing a cross - now victimised at work

by Nadia Eweida

Join my fight: suspended for wearing a cross - now victimised at work

by Nadia Eweida
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on 16th September 2018
£480
pledged by 12 people

Remember me? 

In 2006 I was suspended from British Airways for wearing a cross which was and is no bigger than a five penny piece. I was supported by my MP, politicians and clergy of all faiths. My case gained media coverage nationally and globally. 

Eventually, The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg determined in my favour in January 2013. You’ve heard it said that “all's well that ends well”.   Sadly I am here to update you, all has not been well. 


Since winning my case I have gone back to work and been systematically bullied and harassed in my workplace. I am raising funds to cover my legal costs to hold my employer to account. Please contribute and share this case page with your friends, family and colleagues.


My Case

I enjoy my work! Surely, having won my case, I still have equal rights with other colleagues to be treated with respect?

I was very pleased when I was reinstated back to my job after a period of unpaid suspension.  But even though I won the Cross case, my Company have never apologised to me and have never admitted any wrong-doing. They only changed their uniform policy as a business directive and for eight years my salary for the period of suspension was not paid to me

And despite winning the Cross Case at the European Court of Human Rights in 2013, I have been victimised and humiliated in my workplace. I am seeking justice and compensation. My preliminary open court  day hearing is scheduled for 26th October 2018. 

Time is running out.

Whilst my company are going through major structural change and severance is on offer, I would like to carry on working without retribution from my employer. I cannot accept severance with a gagging order.



Why does this case matter?

This case is unfinished business.

It is my heartfelt wish that a positive outcome for this case will set a precedent ensuring the protection of others in the workplace.  In our democratic society, people are entitled to stand up and stand out for their dignity and beliefs.

My bringing this case to the Employment Tribunal is to right a wrong in the way I have been treated as a loyal employee. My case centres on victimisation, bullying, harassment and whistle blowing detriment.

In the early days, focus was solely on the Cross case alone, and rightly so. But my welfare and self-worth are also important? I want to seek justice so that other people feel confident in speaking out and will not be silenced by their employer. 

A renowned CEO of a Christian Legal Organisation has told me "You have been sacrificed.”  


How much do I need to raise and why?

This has been a long journey and I need legal representation, rather than going it alone.

Time is of essence

It is with a sense of urgency that I crucially need your support to assist me in funding my case, and cover the legal fees ultimately to the sum of £30,000.  



Please note that I will not personally receive any of any monies collected for my case.

 It happened to me and it could happen to you so please contribute what you can and most importantly share this page on Twitter and Facebook. 

Thanks so much for your support. 


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