The law allows an employer and an employee to have an ‘off-the-record’ conversation in certain circumstances.
If your employer is proposing to end your employment on agreed terms, the conversation can be kept confidential. This means that what you say cannot be used as evidence in an unfair dismissal claim. Although there are some exceptions, generally the conversation is protected, we can guide you if you have been approached by your employer and need some advice with regards to what has been said or offered to you.
It may be that they have fallen foul of the protected conversation legislation and that you have a claim against them.