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Many thanks for your patience, I am pleased to be able to continue assisting with your query now. First of all, I am sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced in your situation.
The offer you have proposed is indeed reasonable and I do not see it as being overly demanding or unreasonable in the circumstances. However, if that is what you would ideally like to leave with, you may wish to consider starting slightly above that to pre-empt any negotiations by the employer to bring it down. So perhaps start at 9 months pay, with the expectation that it will be negotiated down where you hopefully end up agreeing on 6 months or so.
The issue is that whatever you end up with is something that will have to be agreed between you and the employer and neither party can be forced into it, so some compromises will have to happen on both sides.
The reason an employer will want to enter into a settlement agreement is to avoid the likelihood of a legal claim and the associated time, costs and resources and potential payout so the more you make it clear that it is where it will end up if no agreement is reached, the more chances you have of agreeing something sensible with them.
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