You should re-post your question and use a Washington city as the location so that Washington attorneys will see the post and (hopefully) respond. You really need a Washington attorney to answer this question.
No, in my experience one significant reason employers try to get a person to resign in lieu of being terminated is to avoid having to pay unemployment benefits to the person.
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