Eva Carneiro will continue her legal battle against former employer Chelsea Football club after failing to reach a settlement at her first hearing.
The former team doctor is claiming constructive dismissal after she was dropped from first-team duties at the start of the season by then-manager Jose Mourinho, against whom she has a separate legal action, who was infuriated when she entered the pitch to treat Eden Hazard late in the game against Swansea City.
Carneiro, along with team physio Jon Fearn, were banned from travelling with the team and eventually sacked.
The pair were branded “impulsive and naive” by Mourinho after they ran on the pitch to treat the Belgian, leaving the Blues with nine men on the field in injury time of the 2-2 draw on the opening day of the season.
Carneiro, 42, was joined by husband Jason De Carteret at London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon last Wednesday afternoon for a private preliminary hearing before an employment judge.
After a three-hour hearing no settlement had been reached bit a date had been fixed for the next hearing, said Mary O’Rourke QC, representing Carneiro. Independent