A Christian nurse in the United Kingdom has sued her former employer, alleging she was intimidated and forced out of her job because she wore a cross on a necklace while at work.
The Daily Mail reports NHS theatre practitioner Mary Onuoha claims she faced a campaign by her bosses at Croydon University Hospital in South London to make her remove or cover up the small gold symbol. She’s brought a legal challenge against the Croydon Health Services NHS Trust on the grounds of harassment, victimization, direct and indirect discrimination, and constructive unfair dismissal.
Represented by attorneys with the Christian Legal Centre, a legal ministry of the watchdog group Christian Concern, Onuoha, 61, had been a member of the hospital’s staff for 18 years. She said she wore the cross for 40 years to represent her deep Christian faith.