Dismissal case involving Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro settled
By z4027672030, Jun 10 2016 08:23AM
The long, drawn out court case involving former Chelsea Football Club team doctor Eva Carneiro has been settled on confidential terms.
Earlier this week, it emerged that Chelsea had offered Dr Carneiro £1.2 million to settle her claims, but she rejected this figure. This would have represented over four years’ salary, but in addition to unfair dismissal and sex discrimination, she was claiming personal injury and aggravated damages.
Dr Carneiro was removed from first-team duties at Chelsea after running on to the pitch to treat an injured player at what was deemed as a “crucial stage” of the match by then Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Chelsea went on to draw the match 2-2, and Dr Carneiro was demoted from her role.
Speaking about the court case 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.”
Chelsea have issued apologised “unreservedly” to Dr Caneiro for the distress caused throughout the proceedings. The case was initially expected to last seven to 10 days, but has lasted for a number of months.
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