Dr Carneiro, who was demoted and finally left the Club last year has reached a settlement with the Club and the former manager Jose Mourinho.
Chelsea said it apologized “unreservedly” to the former first team doctor for the distress caused.
On Monday 6th June, It was reported Chelsea had offered Dr Carneiro £1.2m to settle her claims, which she had rejected. However, in a statement, Dr Carneiro said: “I am relieved that today we have been able to conclude this tribunal case. It has been an extremely difficult and distressing time for me and my family and I now look forward to moving forward with my life. My priority has always been the health and safety of the players and fulfilling my duty of care as a doctor.”
Dr Carneiro had earlier claimed she was sexually discriminated against after she went on to the pitch to treat Chelsea player Eden Hazard during the opening day of the Premier League season last August. She claimed that Mr Mourinho shouted the Portuguese phrase “filha da puta” at her, which means “daughter of a whore”, as she ran on to the pitch.Dr Carneiro left the club in September after being demoted.
The Chelsea club also stated:
“The club regrets the circumstances which led to Dr Carneiro leaving the club and apologises unreservedly to her and her family for the distress caused. We wish to place on record that in running onto the pitch Dr Carneiro was following both the rules of the game and fulfilling her responsibility to the players as a doctor, putting their safety first..”
Jose Mourinho also thanks Dr Carneiro for the excellent and dedicated support she provided as First Team Doctor and he wishes her a successful career.
God is still saying something.