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Former Chelsea Doctor Begins Employment Tribunal

A former doctor at Chelsea Football Club, Eva Carneiro, has begun her private employment tribunal hearing against her dismissal which she deems to be unfair. The tribunal offers the football club the last chance to reach a settlement with Carneiro before a public hearing in June.

As well as having an unfair dismissal against the current Premier League champions, the doctor also has a claim against the manager at the time of her termination, Jose Mourinho.

Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal against Chelsea citing alleged victimisation and discrimination.

The incident which eventually led to her being forced from the club came on the opening day of the current Premier League season. After a player had suffered a head injury, Carneiro ran onto the pitch to treat him, angering Mourinho, who wanted to continue to play despite the injury.

Her presence on the pitch and the treatment of the player led to a touchline spat between the two. As a result of the dispute, Carneiro was banned from attending the ground on matchday and also banned from all first team affairs by Mourinho. As a result, she claims she was effectively ushered from the club. Critics stated that had Carneiro not gone on the pitch to treat the player she could have been dismissed for failing to act on her medical oath.

Potential Legal Settlement: Private Employment Tribunal Ongoing

Currently, the club and the doctor are locked in mediation discussions with the settlement having to be approved by the judge. Should the two parties fail to reach a settlement, it could result in a public case with emails, texts and other documents likely to be made public. Before the current settlement discussions, there had been a meeting between the two parties. However, no agreement was reached.

Despite the doctor having taken legal action, Jose Mourinho had been cleared of discriminatory language towards the doctor, although he still faced criticism from many medical professionals.

Unfair Dismissal: Taking Legal Action

if you have been unfairly dismissed, overlooked for a promotion, discriminated against in the workplace or even if you have been forced out of your job, you could be entitled to take legal action.

While many people are rightfully dismissed, sadly, many employees are still dismissed due to other reasons. This can range from taking maternity/paternity leave or other legal rights or due to gender, race and even sexual orientation.

If you believe you have been unfairly dismissed, it is your legal right to take employment action. Many people fear that they could worsen a situation due to taking legal action, however, if you are out of work and unable to earn through no fault of your own, we firmly believe in getting you the compensation you deserve.

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If you have been unfairly dismissed or discriminated against in your place of work through no fault of your own, our team can get you the compensation and the closure you deserve. Contact our expert team of solicitors today using our online contact form.

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