Ex-Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro has appeared at a tribunal hearing for her constructive dismissal case against the Premier League champions.
She is suing the club for constructive dismissal and breach of contract.
According to Mail Online, the preliminary hearing, held in private, took place at the London South Employment Tribunal in Croydon.
There is a separate but connected legal claim against former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for alleged discrimination.
Dr Carneiro was attacked by Mourinho for running on to the pitch to treat an injured player during Chelsea’s first game of the season last August, leaving Chelsea with nine men on the pitch. Chelsea boss Mourinho tells the media that Carneiro and Fearn were "impulsive and Naive" to treat Hazard as the Blues were already down to 10 men and the Belgian then had to leave the pitch temporarily. Carneiro's role was later downgraded, which made herto leave the club in September, last year.
Mourinho’s public criticism of the sports doctor is believed to have played a significant part in the club’s decision to sack him last month.
He now faces further embarrassment, with text messages and emails sent by him and Miss Carneiro likely to be used as evidence during the tribunal.
Mourinho did not attend the hearing but could be ordered to do so when the full tribunal commences, facing a possible fine of £1,000 if he does not show up.
|Carneiro pictured arriving with her husband for the first tribunal hearing on Wednesday.|