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Doctor Accuses Medical Practice of Bias

Doctor Accuses Medical Practice of Bias

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- An Ogden doctor is suing a medical practice claiming they were bias.

Sandra Jill Althaus alleges a director of Mountain Medical Physicians Specialists told her that her partners had a bias against her. The director allegedly also told Althaus she was a "single non-Mormon female and would be happier elsewhere."

Althaus said she was fired in June of 2004 allegedly because of her "emotional distance and being critical of others' mistakes." However, in a federal lawsuit filed last week she claims her termination was based on discrimination.

Althaus is seeking reinstatement to her job and a minimum of 500-thousand dollars in damages from the medical group.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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