If you have found yourself in the uncomfortable position of being harassed at work, you may have decided to resign from your job in order to avoid further suffering and embarrassment. If this is the case, you should write a formal resignation letter due to harassment and send it in to your boss. This can help show that you do not wish to ruin any of your working relationships and even bring enough attention to the matter that the harassment can be checked to keep others from suffering as well.
Format and Content
Even though you may be understandably upset by the harassment situation, you should still strive to make your letter appear polished and professional. A businesslike, to-the-point resignation letter due to harassment can consist of only a few paragraphs and must contain only the facts even though you may be upset. Keep in mind that your boss will probably need to follow up with you after reading your account, so include your number and email. Depending on the situation, you can use your discretion as to which workplace authorities will be receiving copies of your letter.
Due to the emotional stress of your situation, you probably have not put much thought into how you will write your letter, making this resignation letter due to harassment sample of special interest to you. Here is one example from an employee who has been receiving harassment ever since being promoted above her coworkers. She handles the situation by writing this formal letter to her employers, notifying them of the problem and letting them know that she will be finishing her current project from home before her effective date of resignation.
123 Broadway Street
Columbus, OH 43266
Marcus J. Hamilton
123 Main Street
Columbus, OH 43266
June 1, 2014
Dear Mr. Hamilton,
I am writing this letter to let you know that due to the harassment I have received since being recently promoted to assistant manager, I am hereby resigning from my job at Smith Communications. I have been subject to verbal abuse, threatening messages and other harassment since my promotion and can no longer bear the stress I am suffering in the workplace. My last day will be June 8, 2014, so please accept this letter as my official one weeks’ notice of resignation.
I apologize for any inconvenience my resignation may cause. I will not be returning to the office at all, but will fax over my current project as soon as it is completed. It is my hope that by bringing this incident to your attention, further harassment to future employees can be spared. If you wish to discuss this matter with me further, feel free to contact me at (555)555-5555 or [email]
I do appreciate all of the valuable experience I have earned while working at Smith Communications and know that it will serve me well in future endeavors. I wish the company continued success and thank you for your understanding and patience with me during this time.
Michelle A. Banks