Employee Assistance and Divorce in Canada

Marital and relationship tension account for 23 percent of all issues Canadian employees present to their employee assistance providers. This according to the latest statistics from the WarrenShepell Employee Assistance Program, based in Toronto. Here’s the article on the study from Canadian Newswire. And here’s the summary of the study on WarrenShepell’s web site.

Here are some of the findings from the study:

  • Relationship issues in general, including marital and relationship issues, separation, divorce, and domestic violence, account for nearly 30 percent of all cases presented to EAP providers.
  • Marital and relationship issues alone accounted for 23 percent of cases and were the sintle most prevalent issue.
  • Many other issues like personal and workplace stress were often provoked or axacerbated by marital and relationship discord.
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