Lawsuits involving workers' needs to care for loved ones have risen 400% since 1998. The burgeoning legal area is known as "family responsibility discrimination" (FRD) and is now primarily based on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) 2007 FRD guidelines that specify employers' obligations to workers who provide some level of care for young children, disabled relatives or elderly family members. Thorough understanding is vital because no single federal law specifically prohibits FRD. Employees file suits under varied state and federal regulations, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the FMLA. Training managers is essential to creating a comfortable work environment for caregivers. It needs not be huge, but let managers know what FRD is, why it arises and alternative responses to nip it the bud. Often, an FRD component can easily be added to an existing training program.