Author: Glen Maxwell
Published: 16:30 02/11/2015
Jose Mourinho is to be the subject of an individual legal claim by Eva Carneiro - in addition to the action the former Chelsea team doctor is bringing against the Stamford Bridge club for constructive dismissal.
The Chelsea boss hasn’t been enjoying the best time recently - after watching the defending Premier League champions suffer a terrible start to their title defence - and the Press Association Sport understands that legal papers will be served on Mourinho this week as part of separate but connected claims against him and the club.
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Mourinho’s Actions Instrumental In Demotion
Carneiro’s claim against Mourinho is expected to be on the basis he was instrumental in having her dropped from first-team duties and effectively demoted.
The case is sure to stem from the events of August 8 - the opening day of the current Premier League season - when Mourinho criticised Carneiro and head physio Jon Fearn for rushing onto the pitch after being called on by referee Michael Oliver to treat Eden Hazard in the 2-2 draw with Swansea. Their actions caused Chelsea to temporarily be reduced to nine men, causing Mourinho to call the pair “impulsive and naive.”
Having failed to appear on the bench again for first-team duty prior to parting with Chelsea, Carneiro is seeking to claim for constructive dismissal.
Unless the case is settled out of court, Mourinho will have to appear in person at an employment tribunal. Under employment law, an individual can be personally liable for damages if victimisation or discrimination can be proved.
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The Guardian report that The doctor’s lawyers said neither she nor they could comment as the case is sub judice, while Chelsea did not respond when asked to comment.