Day of judgment for crucifix claim nurse
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will today rule whether an Exeter nurse was discriminated against after being told she could no longer wear a cross.
Shirley Chaplin took her case to the Strasbourg court in September last year after being told in 2009, after a 30-year career on the wards at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, that she could no longer wear a crucifix around her neck.
The ward sister was told the necklace for the cross breached health and safety guidelines.
She is one of four ECHR cases involving people claiming discrimination on grounds of their faith.