Unifor is concerned with the personal health and well-being of all employees and their families and recognizes that a wide range of personal problems may have an adverse effect on an employee’s ability to perform on the job.
These problems may include physical illness, mental or emotional stress, marital or family problems, substance abuse, legal, debt or other life-related problems. Almost any human problem can be successfully treated provided it is identified in its early stages and referral made to an appropriate treatment resource.
An Employee Assistant Program (EAP) is funded by the Company through the EI Rebate and is designed to provide strictly confidential and professional assistance to help employees resolve their problems through a process of assessment, referral and after care.
Besides being strictly confidential, the Employee Assistance Program voluntary and encourages individuals to seek help either directly through the Provider, Employee Assistance Coordinator, a Union Representative, a Supervisor or a work mate.
Any decision on the part of an employee and/or family member to seek help or not, will not, in anyway, interfere with the employee’s position with respect to employment or promotional opportunities.
Any employee who partakes of the Substance Abuse/Employee and Family Assistance Program will be entitled to all rights and benefits provided to other employees who are sick, in addition to those specific services and assistance that the program may provide.