In a June, 2007 press release, the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported that in its fiscal year 2006 it had received almost 17,000 complaints of employment discrimination “on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability and reprisal.” The law requires that employment discrimination complaints be filed with the EEOC before filing in court. During its investigation of each complaint the EEOC requires a response from the employer and requests copies of a wide variety of documents. This results in a substantial commitment of time and money. If court proceedings follow, the additional time and money expended can seriously detract from attention to the employer’s primary mission. Thus it is prudent to put into place a well thought out risk management program to reduce the risk of employment practices litigation. A good program also has the benefit of boosting employee morale because it should include a process to enhance the quality of communication between management and employees.