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The lawyer for Eva Carneiro has called on José Mourinho to make a public apology to the former Chelsea team doctor as part of a settlement in her employment case.
Carneiro, 42, is claiming constructive dismissal against Chelsea and has a separate personal legal action against the former manager Mourinho, who left the club in December, for alleged victimisation and discrimination. She arrived for a private employment tribunal in Croydon on Monday along with her legal team and her husband, the polar explorer Jason De Carteret.
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Her barrister, Mary O’Rourke QC, 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.” ITV said Carneiro was claiming “substantial damages”.
Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal against Chelsea and has a separate personal legal action against Mourinho, who left the club in December, for alleged victimisation and discrimination.
She was criticised by Mourinho and dropped from first-team duties following the draw with Swansea on the opening day of the Premier League season last August.
Any settlement proposed by the judge must be agreeable to Carneiro, Chelsea and Mourinho, otherwise the case would be scheduled to proceed to an employment tribunal which would be heard in public on 6 June.
Witness statements and documents, including texts and emails, are likely to be made public, while Carneiro, Mourinho and representatives from Chelsea could be called to appear as witnesses.
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