Since 1999 Ms. Eweida worked part-time as a member of the check-in staff for Britisch Airways. She is required to wear a uniform without visible jewelry, and each item must be hidden under the clothes. By May 2006 Mrs. Eweida wears a small silver cross around her neck, hidden under her uniform, but as a sign of strong faith, she decides to begin to wear the cross open. In September of the same year, she was sent home without pay until she agreed to observe the code that forbids the showing of jewelry. In October 2006 the company offers her an administrative work without a compulsory uniform and no contact with customers. She refused it and returns to work in February 2007 when the company’s policy was changed and employees were allowed to display religious and charity symbols.