- October 14, 2018 at 9:32 pm #263124
Kary A Waelchli
If an employee request an EAP is it mandatory for the company to provide assistance to the employee?October 14, 2018 at 9:35 pm #265098
Dock David TreeceModerator
Thanks for your question. Our understanding is that an EAP is a voluntary benefit that some companies choose to provide to employees. If your company doesn’t currently provide EAPs and one is requested, it’s up to you whether you want to offer that to your employees. However, like most benefits, you probably need to offer EAPs universally – if you already offer them, then they need to be made available to all eligible employees who want to take advantage.
Hope this helps. You can read more about employee benefits by visiting the Benefits section of our website here: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/hr/benefits/
DockOctober 15, 2018 at 6:23 pm #265921
Dock is correct. Offering an EAP is optional. Here is more information on EAPs in general.