Chelsea, Eva Carneiro settle out of court


Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has settled her dismissal claim against the club on confidential terms.
Dr Carneiro had claimed constructive dismissal against the club and was also bringing separate legal action against former manager Jose Mourinho.
On Monday it emerged Chelsea offered Dr Carneiro £1.2m to settle her claims which she had rejected.
Chelsea said it “regretted the circumstances” which led to the former first team doctor leaving the club.
In a statement Dr Carneiro said: “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.”
Addressing the tribunal, Daniel Stilitz QC, for Chelsea and Mourinho, said: “We are pleased to be able to tell the tribunal that the parties agreed a settlement on confidential terms.”
Chelsea said in a 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.
It added: “Jose Mourinho also thanked Dr Carneiro for the excellent and dedicated support she provided as First Team Doctor and he wishes her a successful career.”
Sex discrimination claim
Dr Carneiro had alleged that she was sexually discriminated against after she went on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard during the opening day of the Premier League season last August.
She claims that Mourinho shouted the Portuguese phrase “filha da puta” at her, which means “daughter of …Read More

Source:: Nigerian Pilot