If you have suffered the misfortune of realizing that what you thought was a great job actually comes with a hostile work environment, you may find the situation too much to bear. If this sounds familiar, you have probably decided to hand in your resignation. However, even though you may be understandably upset, it is still wise to make a gracious exit to avoid doing or saying something you will regret. Here is a guide to writing a professional and businesslike resignation letter due to hostile work environment in a way that should help make the situation better, not worse.
Format and Content
You may not have realized how much writing professionally on your letterhead, and paying attention to proper grammar and spelling can make or break a business letter. After greeting your boss, use your first paragraph to state that you are resigning due to the hostility you have suffered at the workplace, and give the effective date of resignation. In the next paragraph, give your contact details as some follow up will surely be needed. Keep your letter calm, concise and factual even in light of the situation. This is the most businesslike resignation letter due to hostile work environment format. Different situations may require sending copies to different authorities, so use your discretion in doing so.
If you are trying to write your letter in a professional manner without letting your anger get the better of you, try getting some ideas from this resignation letter due to hostile work environment sample from an employee who has suffered hostility from coworkers after receiving a promotion. He writes this formal letter to his employers to inform them of the situation and let them know that he is going to be resigning immediately due to the poor circumstances.
123 Broadway Street
Columbus, OH 43266
William A. Coursey
123 Main Street
Columbus, OH 43266
April 1, 2014
Dear Mr. Coursey,
I am sending this letter to inform you of my immediate resignation from my position as project manager at ABC Company. Unfortunately, this resignation is due to the hostile work environment I have been experiencing since the recent promotion I received. The rest of the employees have behaved increasingly hostile to me since I was promoted over them and I can no longer keep coming into the office under these conditions. I will not be coming back into work so please accept this letter as my official notice of resignation from ABC Company.
I apologize for any inconvenience that my resignation may cause to ABC Company. It is my hope that by bringing this situation to your attention, some type of action can be taken to prevent this from happening to the next person who steps into my position. If you would like to discuss this with me further, please contact me at (555)555-5555 or [email]
Although I am very upset at the situation that has necessitated my resignation, I am glad for the business experience I have earned by working at ABC Company up until now and know that it will serve me well in my next job. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Sophie G. Vanderbilt