Eva Carneiro is suing Chelsea for wrongful dismissal..

Eva Carneiro wants a public apology from Jose Mourinho

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Eva Carneiro's constructive dismissal and sex discrimination claim against Chelsea appears to be heading to a full public hearing after her representative revealed the two parties lie "so far apart financially".

Carneiro’s barrister, Mary O’Rourke, also revealed that the former team doctor is also demanding a "public apology" from former head coach Jose Mourinho, the supposed instigator of her acrimonious departure from Stamford Bridge.

O’Rourke told ITV News: “We’re not expecting a resolution today. The two sides are so far apart financially. And we want Mr Mourinho to make a public apology.”

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Carneiro was present in front of an employment judge at London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon on Monday. Representatives from Chelsea were also present at a set of proceedings aimed at avoiding the public hearing.

If a settlement cannot be agreed, the public hearing is likely to be held in June and could see Mourinho, no longer at Chelsea, called to give evidence.

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The Portuguese doctor could be entitled to a six-figure compensation package after being dismissed from the first-team bench by Mourinho.

The decision followed a public berating from the Special One, who was unhappy with her entering the field of play to treat Eden Hazard during a 2-2 draw with Swansea City.

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'Impulsive and naive'

Mourinho called Carneiro “impulsive and naive” for leaving the bench to treat the winger, but she was later backed by a host of medical peers.

It has been theorised that his actions against Carneiro played a significant role in his eventual dismissal.

Carneiro also has a separate personal legal action against Mourinho for alleged victimisation and discrimination.


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