Bearing crosses in the workplaceU.K. moves to ban religious symbols but employers should accommodate them: ExpertsBy Amanda Silliker04/09/2012|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/09/2012 The British government is set to argue in a landmark court case that Christians do not have the right to openly wear a cross at work. The government will argue that because it is not a requirement of the Christian faith, employers can “ban the wearing of the cross and sack workers who insist on doing so,” according to a March article in the Telegraph.The United Kingdom will present its position at the European Court in Strasbourg, France, where judges will hear a test case on religious freedom later this year. It will bring together four separate cases including that of Nadia Eweida, a British Airways employee who was suspended in 2006 for refusing to take off her cross, which the airline claimed breached its uniform code. “What we are about is self-definition and whether a cross is a requirement or not, it’s a symbol by which people choose to define themselves as Christian,” said Rev. Karen Hamilton, general secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches in Toronto. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.