Constructive discharge is a situation in which an employer’s actions cause an employee to resign their position. If the employee does choose to resign under these conditions, it is best to try to exit as gracefully as possible. In order to do this, try writing a formal constructive discharge resignation letter to send in to the company. This will at least show that you have done your part and hold no ill will toward the company. Here is a helpful guide to writing one gracefully and professionally.
Format and Content
Keep in mind that although you may be upset about the situation, you are a professional and should construct your letter as such. The most businesslike and formal constructive discharge resignation letter format will include a brief statement of your resignation with the exact effective date, contact details and an expression of your thanks for experience earned, if desired. Check out the following example to learn how to sign and date the letter in the appropriate sections. After doing so, print out your finished letter and send a copy to both your boss and the human resources department.
Here is a constructive discharge resignation letter sample from an employee who has become effectively forced out of her position. She writes this letter as an official record of her resignation to due constructive discharge by the employer and remembers to give the effective date, contact information and assurances that she will try to keep her last weeks of work trouble-free.
123 Broadway Street
Columbus, OH 43266
Richard D. Martin
123 Main Street
Columbus, OH 43266
March 1, 2014
Dear Mr. Martin,
I am sending you this letter to inform you of my resignation, which has been necessitated due to constructive discharge tactics from my supervisor. My last day of work will be March 15, 2014, so please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation. I truly regret any inconvenience that my resignation may cause to you or Smith Communications.
I would be happy to put forth as much effort as possible to make this transition an easier one in the next two weeks, including in transferring responsibility or training a replacement. If you would like to discuss this with me further, please feel free to contact me by telephone at (555)555-5555 or by email at [email] I look forward to hearing from you.
I regret that I must hand in this resignation and will look back fondly on the good times I had at this job. I am grateful for the valuable experience I have gained while working at Smith Communications and feel confident that it will benefit me in all of my future endeavors. I wish you and Smith Communications every success and hope that our paths may cross again some day. Thank you for your understanding.
Brittany L. Glass