Chipotle Expands Access To Mental Health Resources For Its Employees

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Chipotle is seeking to decrease the risk factors behind poor mental health for many of its employees.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is expanding access to mental health resources for its employees.

More than 80,000 employees will be impacted by the expansion to resources. Efforts to implement this expansion will be carried out in 2020. This will primarily be achieved through Employee Assistance Programs.

Not only will employees have access to these resources and services but so will family members of Chipotle employees. There will now be access to in-person, phone or virtual counseling. Counseling sessions can be pursued for a variety of reasons including professional and financial stress.

"This is just the beginning of how we're strategically investing in the well-being of our employees and their families," says Marissa Andrada, Chipotle's chief people officer. "Our vision for people is to create a culture where employees can thrive and pursue their passion and by extending access to all levels and enriching our Employee Assistance Program, we are ensuring that our employees can build mental fitness and bring their best selves to work every day."

Employees will also now have access to a financial counseling platform called Ayco. The goal is to decrease stress related to financial issues. Chipotle has introduced a financial bonus program that has been taken advantage of by 135 of its restaurants.

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