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employee assistance program (EAP)

An employee assistance program (EAP) is a compendium of services provided by the employer for the employee to address the treatment as well as prevention of mental and addictive behavioral problems.

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Other issues that can create stress in the life of the employee, such as interpersonal and familial relationships, are also included in the scope of the EAP. The major purpose of the EAP is to assist the employee to maintain a good mental outlook and therefore be a highly productive and well-adjusted worker.