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Doctor says firing over photo wrong

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An emergency room doctor has sued Spectrum Health Hospitals, saying it wrongfully eliminated her job over her Facebook post about a photo of the backside of a woman.
    
The Grand Rapids Press says Dr. Catherine Puetz filed the suit in federal court Friday, saying the hospital company incorrectly found her to have violated federal patient record policy rules. Puetz says she saw a picture Aug. 5, 2013, posted by a nurse.
    
Puetz says she thought she recognized the woman as someone she had seen both in public and at the Grand Rapids hospital. The doctor says she posted a comment on the photo saying: "OMG. Is that TB?"
    
Spectrum Health investigated and disciplined several employees. It declines comment on Puetz's lawsuit.
    
Puetz worked as a contractor for the hospital.

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