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Colin Atkinson

Colin Atkinson, a van driver, was asked to remove his palm cross he had displayed for fifteen years from the dashboard of his Housing Association vehicle by Wakefield District Housing (WDH) following a complaint. Mr Atkinson was under threat of disciplinary action for refusing to comply. However, following intervention by the Christian Legal Centre and national media coverage, disciplinary action against Mr Atkinson was dropped and he was able to continue to display his cross, attached vertically, to the glove compartment of his WDH van.


  • August 1st, 2011
    Colin Atkinson, the Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) employee who was in the news recently for fighting for the right to keep displaying a palm cross in his van, has been suspended from work following continued harassment.
  • April 23rd, 2011
    A Christian employee, Colin Atkinson, who refused to remove a Palm Cross from the dashboard of his Housing Association vehicle is rejoicing this Easter Sunday, after threats of the sack have been lifted, and his employers have agreed to allow him to continue to keep the cross he has displayed for 15 years, in the cockpit of his van.
  • April 17th, 2011
    A Christian employee of a private not-for-profit organisation is currently under investigation and faces possible disciplinary action because of his display of a small palm cross in the company van he drives.
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