Former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro is to sue the club for constructive dismissal following a row with Jose Mourinho earlier this season, according to the Press Association.
Carneiro was infamously berated by the Blues' manager in the 2-2 draw with Swansea at Stamford Bridge in August, after she and physio John Fearn rushed on to the pitch to treat the injured Eden Hazard.
Mourinho was seen losing his temper on the touchline as his team - who were already down to ten men following Thibaut Courtois' sending off - were set to be cut to nine players at a crucial point in the game. Mourinho labelled the doctors "impulsive and naive" in the aftermath and even went to the lengths of removing them from first team duties in the following games.
The issues led to Carneiro leaving her role at Chelsea, and her lawyers have now served notice of a claim of constructive dismissal against the club. The move will trigger an employment tribunal, unless an out-of-court settlement can be agreed between the club and Carneiro's representatives before a hearing takes place. The latter though is expected to happen to avoid potential public embarrassment for Chelsea.
The English FA investigated the incident on the touchline which started the entire process and had cleared Mourinho of using discriminatory language towards Carneiro, though the doctor herself made a statement later criticising the governing body over how they conducted the investigation.
In a statement, Carneiro said: "I was surprised to learn that the FA was allegedly investigating the incident of August 8 via the press. I was at no stage requested by the FA to make a statement.
"I wonder whether this might be the only formal investigation in this country where the evidence of the individuals involved in the incident was not considered relevant. Choosing to ignore some of the evidence will surely influence the outcome of the findings."