Immediate Resignation Due to Illness

If you need to resign from your job due to illness and you need to do this with immediate effect then you will have thought this through carefully and be left with very little options.

Usually in this kind of scenario you will have discussed carefully with your Manger and they will be aware of the situation you are in so it won’t come as a total surprise or shock to them. Therefore writing this letter should at this stage be more of a formality and to confirm your previous discussions.

If however you have not spoken to them before hand then this letter is clearly going to be more difficult to write as they will not be aware of any of the information. I find in this situation that it be highly unlikely.

Related: Family Illness Resignation Letter

The below is an example letter that you can follow and use as a guide when trying to write your letter.

Immediate resignation due to illness


Dear Sir/Madam,

Resignation from the position of XXXX

Further to our recent conversations, I am very sorry to confirm that I have no other alternative but to hand my notice in with immediate effect due to illness.

I am unable to continue working and have been signed off sick by my doctor who feels that I will be unable to return to work in the future. As this is the case I feel that I need to take this opportunity to concentrate on my illness and trying to look at my recovery and wellbeing.

I am sorry that in this situation that I am unable to give you any notice to leave COMPANY NAME but I am very grateful for all the opportunities you have given me over X years/months. I feel that COMPANY NAME has a very good future and I am sorry not to be able to be part of that.

You may contact me via phone or email should there be any questions regarding my work or anything that you need to know but I hope that I have left everything in a good order for someone to pick up.
Thank you again, please could you forward me any outstanding monies and my P45 to my home address.
Wishing you all well for the future.

Best Wishes.

Yours sincerely


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