From: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6165368.stm What do you guys think about this? Woman loses fight to wear cross A British Airways (BA) employee has lost her fight to openly wear a cross necklace at work at Heathrow. Nadia Eweida, 55, of Twickenham, has been on unpaid leave since her bosses told her she could not visibly wear her cross at the check-in counter. She lost her appeal against the decision by BA when she met with the airline bosses on Monday morning. BA denied it had banned the wearing of crosses and said Ms Eweida had a right to a second appeal. It said its uniform policy stated that such items could be worn if concealed underneath the uniform. Nadia Eweida said she was effectively "forced" to take unpaid leave after refusing to conceal the symbol. Ms Eweida said during Monday's meeting British Airways told her it respected her faith and accepted the cross was not jewellery, but would be standing by its original decision. She added: "I am fairly disappointed but I'm looking forward to the next stage because the cross is important and the truth will be revealed. "It is important to wear it to express my faith so that other people will know that Jesus loves them." Ms Eweida said people of other faiths were allowed to wear visible religious symbols such as headscarves and she wanted to be allowed to do the same.