As someone who sees bogus workers compensation claims on a daily basis this would be the first legitimite story I've heard where it would be a perfect opportunity to open up a workers comp claim for stress. What they are doing is ILLEGAL. If he went to Fairwork Australia I'm sure they'd be willing to take this on. This is exactly what I would do. Get your DH to go to a workers compensation doctor (most medical centres have one) and get DH to explain the situation at work. The doctor will conduct a physical examination and having high blood pressure is definitely stress related. The doctor will then write out a workers compensation medical certificate and will probably tick that it is all stress related. He may either also tick the option of suitable duties/restricted duties or even if he sees fit, tick the option where your DH will be medically unfit for work. He can take this certificate to his work and they immediately have to open up a workers compensation claim. Your DH will be paid for any days off that the doctor gives him. Once you have an open workers compensation claim, it is close to impossible to terminate an employee so make sure your DH understands that he can not be fired for this. I have heard of stress leave cases lasting for years on end. Those people were paid for their time away from work. There is obviously more to it but that is the gist of how it works. I am sick to death of seeing companies take advantage of their staff and all because the employee won't stand up for themselves! As an employee, believe me when I say, your DH has more rights than the employer!