Employee Assistance Program
EAPs, are able to assist employees with various issues, such as mental health concerns, personal issues, grief, and workplace violence through methods such as short-term counseling and other interventions. Read more below about how an EAP can help you receive help for these issues, as well as substance use disorders.
What is An Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
An Employee Assistance Program is a valuable program offered by employers to help employees resolve problems covering a wide range of issues. Employees have access through an EAP for personal or work-related problems, receiving confidential aid. Employees may receive short-term counseling, evaluation, and referral for further treatment through this confidential program. Some of the areas of we may assist with include:
- Mental health concerns
- Trauma-related problems
- Substance use disorder, alcohol and drug dependency
- Workplace conflicts and violence
- Stress, depression, and personal problems
- Balancing work and personal needs
- Family and relationship concerns
- Any other issue or concern in your life
These are a sampling of some of the common issues people may use an EAP for. However, there may be other situations that would be appropriate for EAP services.
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Is Treatment Confidential?
Our services are 100% professional, you are guaranteed complete privacy and confidentiality. Not even your employer, who pays for the EAP, will know you contacted us for assistance.
Can I Be Fired for Going to Rehab?
If you are seeking treatment for a currently diagnosed substance use disorder, you usually can’t be fired. The ADA states that an addiction to alcohol or drugs is considered a disability under their criteria. An employer cannot fire you for getting treatment for that condition. If you don’t get treatment and are caught using an illegal substance during work, then that would be grounds for firing.
Additionally, under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employees may receive up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for certain life events, which may be an option for getting leave to attend rehab.