Heathrow Worker Sacked over Stud

September 17, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


A Heathrow Airport worker has been dismissed for wearing a nose stud.

Amrit Lalji, 40, of Stanmore, north-west London, who worked for caterers Eurest, said she wore the tiny piercing as a mark of her Hindu faith.

She had worn the stud at work for more than a year until a manager told her to remove it. She refused and was suspended, and subsequently sacked.

Eurest said for health and safety reasons jewellery and piercings were not allowed at work.