I'm leaving my current job, and they want me to sign a form confirming I am leaving of my own volition. I've never been asked to do this before.
Background: I work at a franchised branch of an international company (our branch is located in Massachusetts). Last week I tendered my two-weeks resignation notice to the General Manager -- I will be returning to a previous employer who is offering an elevated position. The GM was dismayed but understanding. For what it's worth, the place I'm currently at is a very toxic workplace environment; while this absolutely played a role in my decision to leave, I didn't explicitly mention it in my notice, as I didn't want to complicate matters with what I imagine could be construed as gossip.
Today, as my direct supervisor was leaving, he handed me a form titled "Voluntary Termination Report". The form was pre-filled with my name, department, and effective date of resignation, as well as "Reason" (checked as "other job"); there was a space below for optional comments. He asked me to sign the form and return it to the General Manager.
I've left my share of positions in the past, and I've never been presented with anything like this. Why would they want something like this, and should I sign it?