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Chelsea, Mourinho settle case brought by dismissed doctor Carneiro

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Chelsea FC and Dr. Eva Carneiro have settled their case regarding her treatment by the club under now-fired manager Jose Mourinho.

Both sides released statements.

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Chelsea’s reads with glowing praise of Carneiro, while the doctor’s comments don’t mention Chelsea or Mourinho by name at all:

“I am relieved that today we have been able to conclude this tribunal case. It has been an extremely difficult and distressing time for me and my family and I now look forward to moving forward with my life.

“My priority has always been the health and safety of the players and fulfilling my duty of care as a doctor. In running onto the pitch to treat a player, who requested medical attention, I was following the rules of the game and fulfilling my medical responsibilities.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported me including my husband, family and friends and members of the football community.”

Mourinho could face grilling over conduct toward Dr. Eva Carneiro

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LONDON (AP) Jose Mourinho could face questions at an employment tribunal about his treatment of a club doctor while he worked at Chelsea.

Eva Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal by Chelsea, separate from her legal action against Mourinho. The Portuguese coach was fired by the club in December, four months after his public outburst against the medical staff.

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Mourinho, now the manager at Manchester United, will have to appear at the Croydon Employment Tribunal in south London within the next two weeks, unless a settlement is reached.

Carneiro’s attorney, Mary O’Rourke, says cross-examining Mourinho will take at least a day.

Carneiro was criticized by Mourinho on the first day of last season for rushing on to the field to treat Eden Hazard.

Ex-Chelsea doctor Carneiro appears at hearing over Mourinho row

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CROYDON, England (AP) — Former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro spent more than six hours at a private hearing in front of an employment judge Monday for her constructive dismissal case against the English Premier League champions, following a dispute with then-manager Jose Mourinho.

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Carneiro didn’t comment as she left the London South Employment Tribunal. The law firm representing Carneiro said there would be no immediate comment on whether a resolution had been reached.

Earlier, Carneiro’s barrister, Mary O’Rourke, said a resolution was not expected on Monday and that the parties are “so far apart financially.” She called for Mourinho to “make a public apology.”

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Carneiro was dropped from first-team duties after Mourinho accused her and another member of Chelsea’s medical staff of being “naive” for taking to the field to treat Eden Hazard late in a Premier League game against Swansea at Stamford Bridge in August. Chelsea was down to 10 men at the time following goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois‘ sending-off.

Carneiro later left the club.

Carneiro also has a separate personal legal action against Mourinho for alleged victimization and discrimination.

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Mourinho, who was fired by Chelsea in December because of the team’s run of poor results, did not attend the hearing on Monday.

If no settlement is reached between Chelsea and Carneiro, the case will go to a public employment tribunal, likely in June. That could see Mourinho, Carneiro and representatives from Chelsea called to appear as witnesses, and statements and documents such as emails and text messages would also likely be made public.

Eva Carneiro appears at hearing against Chelsea

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Former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro appeared at a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

The tribunal hearing for her constructive dismissal case against reigning Premier League champions Chelsea took place in private at the London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon.

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Carneiro is suing Chelsea for breach of contract and constructive dismissal after former manager Jose Mourinho publicly criticized her actions during the opening game of the season — Chelsea drew 2-2 with Swansea City and Carneiro ran on the pitch late in the game to treat the injured Eden Hazard, an action which momentarily left the Blues with only nine-men — and then demoted Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn.

The duo were no longer allowed on the bench and had their duties with the first team altered by Mourinho.

Carneiro subsequently left her role with Chelsea and has since filed a separate but connected legal claim against Mourinho, alleging the Portuguese manager of discrimination.

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The role this situation played in Mourinho’s downfall at Chelsea must not be underestimated as the former manager came under huge criticism for the way he handled Carneiro and although Chelsea’s poor results on the pitch ultimately led to his dismissal as boss on Dec. 17, 2015, just seven months after delivering the PL title, the legal proceedings hanging over the heads of both him and the club were all his doing.

Expect to hear plenty more about Carniero’s court appearances in the coming weeks as both sides were unable to reach an agreement with a full hearing expected later in 2016.

Carneiro launches legal claim against Mourinho

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Former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has launched a new legal claim against manager Jose Mourinho.

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As his team continues to struggle on the pitch — their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend was their sixth in the Premier League this season as the reigning champs languish just above the drop zone — Mourinho now faces a possible court battle as Carneiro attempts to sue him after he publicly criticized the doctor and then demoted her from first-team duties following an incident in the opening game of the season against Swansea City.

Carneiro has since parted company with Chelsea and has already launched a legal claim against the club. This new claim of constructive dismissal is against both the club and Mourinho as an individual.

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According to the Press Association, legal papers will be served to Mourinho this week as part of the separate but connected claim. If an out of court settlement isn’t reached, the case could go to court as under UK employment laws, Carneiro can argue that Mourinho could be liable for damages if any type of victimization of discrimination is proven.

Carneiro is claiming that Mourinho was key in having her dropped from the bench and demoting her, which was his decision and led to public outrage as Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn were both scolded by the under-fire Chelsea boss. The incident all of this stemmed from was when Carneiro and Fearn rushed onto the field late in Chelsea’s opening day 2-2 draw against Swansea City to treat Eden Hazard as the player then had to leave the pitch momentarily, which left the Blues with only nine-men for the closing stages following a red card earlier dished out to Thibaut Courtois.