Former Chelsea Doctor Case To Go To Full Tribunal

Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro’s case for constructive dismissal against Chelsea will go to a full tribunal later this year following todays preliminary hearing

The preliminary hearing of Eva Carneiro’s case for constructive dismissal against Chelsea football club took place at London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon today. The doctor is suing the Premier League Champions for constructive dismissal and breach of contract.

Both parties were unable to agree on a settlement, therefore the case will go to a full hearing at a later date. The date for this hearing is yet to be decided but it is believed that it will take place sometime in June.

It is believed that Carneiro’s legal team want her to be re-instated in her position with the football club and also receive personal injury compensation.

Carneiro has also filed a separated claim against the former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for victimisation and discrimination. Mourinho was sacked by the club in December due to their poor results on the pitch this season.

How Did We Reach This Point?

Eva Carneiro had been employed by Chelsea since 2009, originally working with the reserve team and was promoted to work with the first-team players in 2011 by then manager Andre Villas-Boas. She continued to work with first-team at Stamford Bridge under a number of different managers until the incident at the start of this season.

Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn ran onto the pitch in the closing stages of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw Swansea on the opening day of season to treat Eden Hazard. Despite being ushered on by the referee, Mourinho displayed his displeasure at their actions both at the time and in a post-match interview on Sky Sports.

Chelsea were already down to ten men and the fact that Hazard needed treatment meant that they would be down to nine men. Mourinho labelled the actions of his two medical staff as “impulsive and naïve”. Carneiro and Fearn were both removed from first-team duties, with Carneiro parting company with the club on September 22 2015.

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