I am sorry to hear about your difficult situation. My advice in this situation would be to contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to inquire about what your husband’s right’s are with regard to mental illness, taking medication and job related issues. There are laws in place, federal and state, that make it so he cannot be fired for simply taking psychiatric medications, or not being able to perform you job role due to a diagnosed mental illness. In other words, individuals cannot simply be fired because they have a mental illness. On the contrary, if your husband is having mental health symptoms, and he is displaying them at work and disrupting the work environment, and refusing treatment, this could have a deleterious impact on his job performance and possibly lead to him getting fired. In the latter scenario, your husband could be justifiably fired.
I would advise contacting the EEOC to inquire about your husband’s rights. Maybe once you and he learn more information and facts about what his rights are and what his employer is mandated to do in this situation, it may make it easier for your husband to take the medications that have been prescribed to him. I know this issue is complicated but I hope that this advice can help, even if just a little. Take care and please write again if you have any more questions.