I usually give employees due for termination (of course after due process) the option to resign - for humanitarian reason - for me its the only option i can provide them so they can exit the company with less controversies. with all clearances, employment certificates and Quitclaims.
However, there is 1 instance that backfires on me. One employee, who was due for termination for stealing from the cash deposit of the company (with all the witness and cctv footage as evidence) beg to resign instead of being terminated -- and was granted..
But, after resigning and all the clearances, went to DOLE and file charges against me for Forced resignation, and now DOLE instruct to company to pay all the benefits to this employee.
After all the years of HR practice now im confused of which is better.. terminate the employee after the due process?? or still offer the option of resigning to save his/her pride and exit gracefully???
sometimes being nice is not rewarding anymore.