Carneiro to take Chelsea case to court
The Eva Carneiro saga was set to become a courtroom drama last night after she launched legal action over Jose Mourinho's banishing of her as Chelsea's first-team doctor.
The Premier League champions' failure to agree a severance package with Carneiro has led her to pursue a claim for constructive dismissal at an employment tribunal.
It is understood that legal papers were served on the club this week, which will trigger a public hearing next year unless an out-of-court settlement is agreed.
Carneiro has not reported for work since she and physio Jon Fearn were banished from the bench by Mourinho for treating Eden Hazard during Chelsea's opening-day draw with Swansea on August 8.
Awards for basic constructive dismissal claims are limited to just £78,335 but Carneiro appears certain to seek more. (© Daily Telegraph, London)