A Christian nurse in the United Kingdom could face disciplinary action by her employer after refusing to remove her cross necklace while she is working.
Shirley Chaplin has worked for the National Health Service for nearly 30 years and had plans to retire in eight months.
Assist News Services reported she has always worn a cross around her neck as part of her necklace. Her employer says the cross is a breach of uniform policy and a health risk to her patients.
Chaplin argued that she has never injured herself or another patient in three decades of nursing, while wearing the one-inch silver cross. She even agreed to sign a disclaimer freeing her employer of any liability.
Chaplin says the request is an infringement on her human rights.