The weekends first premier league matches of the season gave us some interesting results. Premier league new boys, Bournemouth (my team), suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa with a late winner. City devastated West Brom at the Hawthorns and United managed to scrap out a 1-0 against Tottenham.
The most interesting result of the weekend game in the game at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea were entertaining Swansea. 4 goals, 1 red card and an strange incident involving the manager and the team doctor. The game had it all.
Most people have probable never heard of Eva Carneiro before this week however most football fans would know her if they saw her.
She’s an employee at Chelsea, the attractive Chelsea Team Doctor that sits on the bench during Chelsea’s first tam games.
Now, she is employed as a doctor is to look after, primarily, the welfare of the Chelsea players.
When Eden Hazard (a player and in for the sake of this article, an employee also) went down he signalled to the referee that he would like medical attention. The referee then signalled to the Chelsea bench to allow the doctors to come on to the field to treat Hazard.
When they entered the field of play Mourinho went berserk! I wouldn’t like to know what he said but I’m sure that some of it is probably covered in the ChelseaEmployee Handbook under ‘how not to behave in public’.
When the doctors returned to the field, Mourinho continued his tired, and no doubt would have thrown the handbook at them if he’d had one to hand.
So, if you were Eva Carneiro, an employee of Chelsea, feel if your boss had behaved like this to you?
The first thing you’d do is check in the employee handbook what the process was for raising a complaint. It’s probably referred to in the handbook as a grievance.
The HR or Personnel department would then run through the process to deem whether or not your grievance should be upheld. If it is, then further action will be discussed and if not, you would have the right to appeal.
Whatever the outcome, the process should be detailed clearly in the employee handbook so as to avoid confusion.