In September 2009 Exeter nurse Shirley Chaplin was taken off frontline duties after refusing to take off a necklace bearing a cross. Since then Shirley Chaplin, 54, has taken the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust Hospital to an employment tribunal, claiming that taking off a necklace bearing a crucifix would “violate her faith”. In September 2012 Four British Christians – including Shirley – have launched a landmark case on religious freedom at the European Court of Human Rights. The result has been announced today.
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'No discrimination' against Exeter Christian nurse Shirley Chaplin court rules
Nurse Shirley Chaplin, from Exeter, is among the group taking action at the court in Strasbourg, France
Lobby group Christian Concern say Lord Carey was among tens of thousands writing to David Cameron calling on him to support the Westcountry Christian nurse
Shirley Chaplin is backed by an equality watchdog as the religious discrimination claim comes before the European Court of Human Rights
One of the contenders for the leadership of the Labour Party backs Shirley's cause
Shirley Chaplin looses a claim for discrimination and calls it a “a blow to all Christians”
Shirley Chaplin returns to work after her tribunal
Crucifix case is adjourned for one week
THE Archbishop of Canterbury used his Easter sermon to raise the case and other Christians stopped from wearing religious symbols at work.
Shirley Chaplin says she felt 'persecuted' by hospital bosses, an employment tribunal in Exeter heard
Shirley Chaplin says she will be instructing lawyers to file a claim of discrimination.
Shirley Chaplin claims she was taken off frontline duties after refusing to take off a necklace bearing a cross.