Former Chelsea team doctor alleges victimisation against Mourinho

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 04 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5910
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

The former Chelsea football club doctor, Eva Carneiro, is to file a legal claim against the club’s manager, José Mourinho, alleging victimisation and discrimination.

The escalating dispute—Carneiro is already pursuing action against the club for constructive dismissal—arises from an incident on 8 August when she went to the aid of an injured player in the final minutes of a game against Swansea City. Mourinho criticised her as “impulsive and naive,” as he feared that Chelsea, already down to 10 men, could not afford to lose any more at a critical …

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