Can an employer extend a secondment against the wishes of the employee?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 11 January 2019
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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Q: An employee secondment to another internal department was issued for up to one year and the employer wants to extend it further, but the employee doesn't. Where does the employer stand?

Scott: Okay. The same person wrote in a couple of questions just on secondments. Now, they're not on the list. Hopefully, they won't take too long to deal with, but they are very interesting and they kind of tie in with the later question that we had on restrictive covenants, if you like, because they're all about contractual wording and being tight on certain contractual entitlements. So, this question here, on secondments, "Unfortunately," it says, "We do not have a secondment policy."

Seamus: Right.

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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