The facts:

1. Employee (employed 10+ years) seconded to project role from original role on temporary promotion (for two years).

2. Original departmental management verbally guaranteed (on more than one occasion) that employee could return to original role and salary when secondment was terminated.

3. At end of secondment employee subject to managed move to a new role (on same site and salary) in a wholly different area of work, without consultation (with employee) or sight of job description or terms.

4. The original role has not been made redundant or back-filled.

5. The employee has the skills to do either role.

6. The employee has refused to move department and wishes to take up the guarantee of return to original role.


Is there a contract breach on either side?

What are the implications for A: The Organisation; B: The Employee?