N.Y. Worker Claims She Was Fired After Donating Kidney For Boss

Lots of workers pour their hearts and souls into their work, but it's the rare employee who actually surrenders an organ to save a boss's life. But that's exactly what Debbie Stevens (pictured at left) did last year, and now the onetime secretary is challenging her former employer for firing her shortly after the operation was complete.

The 47-year-old mother agreed two years ago to donate a kidney to her boss, Jackie Brucia, 61, a controller at Atlantic Automotive Group, who needed an organ transplant, the New York Post reports. Stevens, of Long Island, agreed to do so "because she was naturally a kind and generous person," according to a legal complaint filed Friday with the New York State Division of Human Rights.