Dr Carneiro settles dismissal case on confidential terms
Medic Eva Carneiro settles constructructive dismissal case, after clash with Mourinho, on confidential terms with former club Chelsea
Dr Eva Carneiro has settled her constructive dismissal claim against Chelsea and a harassment claim against then coach José Mourinho, on confidential terms.
On Monday it was revealed that Dr Carneiro had rejected a 1.2 million pound settlement offered by the club, however she has now reached a settlement with the club.
The case followed one of the most talked about incidents of last season when Carneiro entered the field of play to attend to Eden Hazard who was lying on the pitch injured. Mourinho was furious with her for doing so and made it clear to all including some abusive language directed at the medic. Carneiro later left the club claiming she'd been forced out.
Dr Carneiro's statement
Dr Carneiro, who said she had only been concerned for the well-being of the players at all times, issued the following statement
"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.
Chelsea Football Club statement
Meanwhile Chelsea released the following statement:
"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."
José Mourinho did not make any comment.
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