A British Airways worker suspended for wearing a Christian cross said she was "very disappointed" at losing her claim for religious discrimination.
Nadia Eweida, from Twickenham, southwest London, took her case to an employment tribunal after complaining that a manager banned her from wearing a small cross around her neck.
"I'm very disappointed. I'm speechless really because I went to the tribunal to seek justice," she said after learning about the tribunal's decision yesterday.
"But the judge has given way for BA to have a victory on imposing their will on all their staff."
Miss Eweida, 56, said that she turned down £8,500 from BA to settle out of court.
She said: "I cannot be gagged about my faith."