Mental Health, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse - Issues Employers Cannot Ignore | Sessions

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Mental Health, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse - Issues Employers Cannot Ignore
In-Person Tuesday 06/14/2022 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn to elevate your understanding of the drivers of this crisis and learn effective and practical solutions to guide your organizations through the often challenging situations involving employee mental health, alcoholism and substance abuse. 

REPEATED on Wednesday at 7:30am.

According to one recent study, 40% of adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the pandemic, up from only 10% pre-pandemic.  At the same time, reports of alcoholism and substance abuse are also increasing.  With more individuals admitting to being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while working remotely, human resources professionals are on the front lines of managing this crisis.   Learn to identify the red flags and develop strategies to guide your businesses through these complex issues through the application of real-world examples.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the drivers of mental health and substance abuse issues in the workplace.
  • Learn how to approach and respond to employees who need assistance.
  • Understand obligations and responsibilities when it comes to accommodating employee requests due to mental health, alcoholism or substance abuse.
  • Learn and apply top legal strategies for managing this latest crisis while ensuring legal compliance.

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Lara de Leon, Partner,
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete