Hm. The advice I have received in the past is that if there is money exchanged in the process (aside from potentially unpaid leave balances etc.) it is potentially no longer a resignation but a dismissal should it ever end up in court. Hence in the future it could come back and bite if the employee feels they should have been entitled to indemnity or more money and from the courts perspective this should have been handled - in the best case - as a mutual agreement, which would have required going through the courts to get in the first place to formalize.An agreement is reached when the terminated party sends a job resignation (free and registered) telegram informing the employer.
Once sent / received, the money is exchanged. Ways part. End of story.
Touchè!The only thing preventing people from firing other people is the current mandatory double severance pay.
This been said, those doing the firing usually reach a CYA arrangement where the alternative offered is to pay in small installments thay can reach the following two or three reincarnations.
If this is conducted in real bad terms,
threatening with some serious legal / police involved claims also help move forward the negotiations. Sad but true.
One needs to look at the reasons for the firing. We are all in the same boat.