It’s rare to pay out a contract on a resignation unless it explicitly states in the contract that they will be paid some sort of buyout or severance in the case of a resignation. I run contracts all the time and the only time that I normally see any money being paid to the resignor is for already earned monies (Or if the contract explicitly states some sort of severance in the event of a resignation). Now - I would agree that negotiations do tend to happen in forced resignations. But resigning under your own free will would not be the catalyst to have a company pay out extra money for the hell of it. In my experience.