(This doesn't apply to me) (Ireland)
Employee is 64 with 1 year left to retirement, working for the company for 17 years.
Employer has verbally offered 2 months pay in return for employees resignation letter, or the other option was employee would be placed on a PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) with the possibility of being fired and receive nothing.
This situation arose because of instances of (doctor certified) sick leave above what the company decided was acceptable.
Employee asked for (written) confirmation of offer, but employer declined and said the offer would be discussed after receipt of resignation letter.
Employee is willing to accept x months pay, but the company will not confirm this before resignation, which would really leave employee without a leg to stand on. Employee feels the atmosphere will be toxic if decides to go back to work on a PIP and ideally would like to avoid that.
What is the best way to approach this situation?