If you are thinking of quitting your job because your health is preventing you from being able to focus on your work, one of the first things you should do is determine the date you would like your resignation to come into effect. Once you have done this, you should write a formal resignation letter due to health and send it in to your boss. This is the most professional and gracious way to notify your employers of your intent to resign.
Format and Content
A formal resignation letter due to health format includes the brief details of your need to leave your position and when. Some companies may require a doctor’s note in order for you to receive certain benefits, so familiarize yourself with company policy before enclosing one. Your boss may wish to follow up with you or negotiate with you, making your phone number and email address the next important information to include. Wrap up your letter by saying thanks for the understanding and all of the valuable experience you gained. Both your boss and the HR manager should receive copies of your finished letter after you sign it professionally as shown below in the sample letter.
Here is a resignation letter due to health sample from an employee who has been diagnosed with cancer and must leave work in order to undergo treatment. He sends this formal letter to his employees to inform them of the situation and let them know to expect his resignation from work. He also offers to help with a replacement for his position before he leaves.
123 Broadway Street
Columbus, OH 43266
Rachel G. Oliver
123 Main Street
Columbus, OH 43266
February 1, 2014
Dear Ms. Oliver,
I am writing this letter to inform you of my upcoming resignation from my position at Smith Communications due to my health. I have recently been diagnosed with cancer and due to the nature of the treatments I will be receiving, I feel that it is in the best interest of both myself and Smith Communications if I resign from work indefinitely. My last day of work before I begin the treatments will be February 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. If I can be of any assistance in facilitating a smooth transition, including training a replacement during my last two weeks, please do not hesitate to contact me for further discussion. My telephone number is (555)555-5555 and my email address is [email] I look forward to hearing for you.
Although I will miss the great work environment and all the team members, I know that this decision is in the best interest of all parties. I deeply appreciate all of the valuable experience and opportunities I have gained in my time at Smith Communications. I wish the whole team every success and hope that our paths may cross again one day. Thank you for your understanding.
Lee M. Hudson