Former Chelsea team doctor, Eva Carneiro has settled her claim of constructive dismissal, minutes before she was due to give testimony that was expected to be highly damaging.
This comes after she initially rejected a million pounds settlement offer from the club. Here are the facts surrounding the case and its settlement.
- Eva Carneiro as the team doctor was banned from Chelsea matches and training after running on to treat Eden Hazard in a 2-2 draw with Swansea City on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Chelsea were already down to 10-men following the dismissal of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Hazard receiving treatment meant they would temporarily lose another player while under pressure. A furious Mourinho called her a “daughter of a whore” in Portuguese as she went onto the pitch.
- Six weeks after her clash with Jose Mourinho, she was fired from the club.
- In November 2015, Eva Carniero dragged Mourinho and the club to court sex discrimination and harassment in a constructive dismissal suit.
- Last week, Chelsea Football club offered her a £1.2m settlement deal which she rejected.
- Today, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, all parties came to agreement on terms of settlement minutes before she was due to give testimony that was expected to be highly damaging. Chelsea released a statement shortly after where it said it now accepted that Carneiro had done nothing wrong and that she was a “highly competent and professional sports doctor”.
Read Chelsea’s apology to Carniero in full.
“Chelsea Football Club is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Dr Carneiro which brings her employment tribunal proceedings against the club and Jose Mourinho to an end.
“The club regrets the circumstances which led to Dr Carneiro leaving the club and apologises unreservedly to her and her family for the distress caused. We wish to place on record that in running onto the pitch Dr Carneiro was following both the rules of the game and fulfilling her responsibility to the players as a doctor, putting their safety first.
“Dr Carneiro has always put the interests of the club’s players first. Dr Carneiro is a highly competent and professional sports doctor. She was a valued member of the club’s medical team and we wish her every success in her future career.
“Jose Mourinho also thanks Dr Carneiro for the excellent and dedicated support she provided as First Team Doctor and he wishes her a successful career.”
- Daniel Fayemi for encomium.ng