I'm currently on a secondment contract working out of my companies branch in the US (HQ is in Australia). During the initial pandemic lockdowns in February 2020 I tried to return to Australia but was told my position was no longer available and I was offered a redundancy, which I accepted. They then said they would finalize the payment when I got home.
Then with the borders being closed I was unable to return to Australia but continued working for the company in the US. During this time I was offered 2 lower paying positoins with the company. Permanent one in the US and One in Australia.
Now with the borders open again and planning my return home. I'm being told by my Australian employer that the redundancy is off the table because they are offering suitable employment again.
Is my Employer allowed to take the redundancy off the table like this?
My preffered option would be to take the payout and find employment elsewhere.