not sure how to do this for employee role, but:
You need to pass some extra param to URL to make status change form know where to navigate you and I have tested code from this post:
and it works in my env...
For more information could you open Status change form, then hit F12 to open browser's console and paste followed code then give result back:
console.log("HTMPL : " + ahdframe.jq("[name=HTMPL]").val());
console.log("HOME ACTION : " + ahdframe.jq("[name=KEEP.HOME_ACTION]").val());
console.log("URL : " + ahdframe.window.location.href); // You can wipe site name from this line but keep everything after "?" sign