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1. Your husband's employer is liable to him, including having to pay the costs of his mental treatment and care, if your husband can show bullying and harassment at work, or else, if he can show his mental health deterioration is due to his treatment at work. So, if your husband wants to have his employer pay the costs of attending a psychiatric hospital, he should see a solicitor and get legal proceedings issued for work injury, either due to his treatment at work, or because of the bullying and harassment this new manager has carried out on him. I would suggest your husband sees the solicitor first, and gets the solicitor to write a Letter before Action to your husband's employer, calling upon them to pay the costs associated with him attending a psychiatric hospital, in default of which he will sue them. The company might be willing to agree to pay the costs of his psychiatric hospital treatment to ward off a claim from him for work injury, or for bullying and harassment. So, he should first negotiate with them before he sues them. He should also look at his employment contract and see if the company provides some form of mental health insurance to see if there is some company insurance policy which would pay for his mental health treatment. Many companies have health insurance for employees which might help your husband in his current situation.