Helping a Troubled Employee: HR’s Role

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Location:Preferred Behavioral, Lakewood
Sponsored by:EANJ & Preferred Behavioral

Employees may occasionally be less productive than usual or may disclose that they're stressed or going through a difficult time in their lives. Or more troubling issues like drug and alcohol abuse, psychological problems, and family/life crisis can take a serious toll on the workplace. Employees might even have a crisis or "meltdown" while at work.  In these situations, HR managers must advise and support supervisors and often suggest referrals to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or other appropriate intervention.

This two-hour session will help HR managers:

  • How to Recognize Troubled Employees,
  • How to Assist Troubled Employees,
  • How to Conduct a Corrective Interview,
  • Do’s and Don’ts in Taking Corrective Action (the Americans with Disabilities Act),
  • Overview of Workplace Assistance Options, and
  • The Employee Assistance Program.


Tracy Kaplan, LCSW, MBA, CEAP, SAP
Director, Employee Assistance Program
Preferred Behavioral Health Group

John Sarno, Esq
Employers Association of New Jersey


Preferred Behavioral Healthcare
Training Center
725 Airport Road
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Registrations Fees:

$25 (EANJ members)
$75 (non-members)

Substitutions are permitted, however, in order to meet program commitments, cancellations made less than two (2) working days before the program date or 'no-shows' must be charged the full registration fee.


Approved for HRCI credits