In a climate where engagement with issues around the future of higher education, or striking for the protection of employee rights, pensions, or academic freedom, could be seen as 'being difficult'. Or where being active on social mean could lead to being on the wrong end of a disrepute clause in a policy or contract. Conversations around voluntary severance are all the more problematic. Make sure you know what is at stake before having a 'chat'.
Attached is guidance to deans at Liverpool Uni and a preface issued by UCU.
The linked ACAS document can be found here.