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Former Doctor Eva Caniero sues Mourinho and Chelsea
Eva Caniero with Jose Mourinho

Former Doctor Eva Caniero sues Mourinho and Chelsea

The woes of London-based English Premiership Club Chelsea and its Manager, Jose Mourinho seems to be getting worse with the news that Chelsea’s former team doctor, Eva Caniero who said she would not take her dismissal lying down, has made good her threat.
Sources indicate that legal papers will be served on Mourinho this week as part of separate but connected claims against him and the club.
It means Mourinho will have to appear in person at an employment tribunal unless the case is settled out of court. Under employment law, an individual can be personally liable for damages if victimisation or discrimination can be proved.
The claim against Mourinho will be on the basis that he was instrumental in the actions against Carneiro in having her dropped from first-team duties and effectively demoted.
The latest development will heap more pressure on the 52-year-old who has seen his side lose six out of 11 matches in the Premier League to leave the champions in 15th spot.
The controversy over Carneiro goes back to 8 August, the opening day of the season, when Mourinho criticised her and the head physio, Jon Fearn, for going on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard after being called on by the referee Michael Oliver.
The action meant Chelsea were temporarily down to nine men against Swansea, and Mourinho called Carneiro and Fearn “impulsive and naive”.
Carneiro did not appear on the bench again for first-team duties and is seeking a claim for constructive dismissal after parting company with the club.
Mourinho was cleared of using discriminatory language towards Carneiro following an investigation by the English FA, which caused further controversy after Carneiro revealed she had not been spoken to personally during the investigation, nor asked to provide any statement.
The FA’s chief executive, Martin Glenn, and the head of governance, Darren Bailey, are to be quizzed about the handling of the case by the governing body’s inclusion advisory board later this month.

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