Carneiro-Chelsea Case In June


Eva Carneiro's case against Chelsea and Jose Mourinho will take place in an employment tribunal in June. Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal against Chelsea and has a separate personal legal action against Mourinho, who left the club in December and is expected to be appointed Manchester United manager this week, for alleged victimisation and discrimination. Croydon Employment Tribunal has set aside June 6 to June 24 for the tribunal, which is anticipated to be heard over seven to 10 days within that time frame. All three parties must agree to a settlement for the tribunal, which will be accessible to the public and the media, to be averted. Private hearings in January and February took place without a conclusion, but the case could be settled at any time. Should the tribunal proceed, witness statements and documents - including texts and emails - would likely be made public, while Carneiro, Mourinho and representatives from Chelsea could be called to appear as witnesses. Chelsea have declined to comment on the case, but supported Mourinho even after his employment as manager was terminated. Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn were criticised by Mourinho and dropped from first-team duties following the draw with Swansea on the opening day of the Premier League season, on August 8, 2015. The pair went on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard, an action which meant that Chelsea were temporarily down to nine players against Swansea as they had already had goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois sent off. Afterwards Mourinho called Carneiro and Fearn "impulsive and naive". The 42-year-old doctor did not appear on the bench again for first-team duties and later parted company with the club, while Fearn continues to be employed by Chelsea and returned to the first-team bench in March. Mourinho was cleared of using discriminatory language towards Carneiro following an investigation by the Football Association.

No comments

Sign in to your google account to comment below to stand a chance to win free airtime in our weekly giveaway