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Hi, this appears to be a problem with his management, not looking after your husband where he is under stress. Stress can be a work and safety issue, which means where he cannot cope, then his employer needs to take steps to help him. The first step would be to have a meeting with them and explain why he has had to take the stress leave and have a discussion about how this will be resolved. Is there any such meeting planned? Have they talked to him about the stress?
The company does have responsibility to ensure the workplace is safe. So they should take steps to meet with you to discuss this, and plan how to resolve this.