If you are looking to resign from your current position due to family illness then it is important to be clear and truthful with your employers so that they can understand and be sympathetic to your needs.
Depending on the company and your relationship with your Manager, they may already know about the family member who is ill so that writing your resignation letter may not be a shock to them and you may not have to explain so much in great detail.
If you are looking for an example letter that you can use as a guide, please see below. Use this example letter if you want to resign from your job due to family illness. Don’t forget to amend the letter as suitable before using it for yourself.
Resignation Example Due to Family Illness
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Mrs. A. Manager
Resignation from the position of XXXX
I would like to give you my formal notice of resignation from the position of XXXX.
As you are aware I have had a few problems with my mother/father/brother/sister/grandparents illness and it is with this illness that I have decided to hand my resignation in so that I can take better care of them during this difficult time.
I appreciate this will also be a difficult time for COMPANY NAME but I feel that I have been left with few options at this time.
I will do everything I can to help you train my replacement and even after I have left your employment I am happy to be contacted where necessary to ensure that you do not have any problems with transferring my role to someone else.
I would like to thank you for all the help and support that you have given me during my employment and over the past months.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish the company well, I hope that you all do well in the future. I hope to keep in contact with you all and would be grateful if you could forward me your P45 and any outstanding monies.