Leaving your job? It’s important to provide a written letter of resignation for several reasons.

While your company may not have an office “written intent to resign” policy, it is just more professional and courteous to provide a formal letter of resignation.

A written document allows you to extend your thanks for the opportunities your employer has provided, and to put your reason for leaving on record.

Most importantly, however, it creates a paper trail that shows you’ve given notice on a certain date, which can help prevent legal hiccups if there are issues processing your final paycheck or calculating your last day of benefits.

Here is an example of a (resignation bullying, harassment, age discrimination or sexual overtures) Resignation Letter:

Resignation Letter:

Joseph Taylor
Smith Jones Company
123 Waterfront Drive

May 28, 2016

Dear Joseph,

As you may or may not be aware, it is most unfortunate that some of your management does not adhere to company policy. Thus I am tending my resignation due to consistent harassment.

It has been my pleasure building AllisonTaylor.com to the current level and these unfortunate circumstances force me to leave the company.

Please advise if you wish to meet with me and my attorney in the near future to discuss these events which have been brought to the attention of HR for the last 12months. My last day will be July 1, 2016.

Most Sincerely,


Javier Smith
123 Mockingbird Lane
Rochester, Michigan 48307

CC: Director HR

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Allison & Taylor Inc. and its principals have been in the business of checking references for individuals and corporate accounts since 1984. We have successfully built our brand and corporate recognition and have been recommended by industry specialists such as The New York Times award-winning author Martin Yate (“Knock ‘Em Dead Résumés”). Numerous articles have been published about our business in newspapers and magazines including The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour Magazine, New Woman, Worth, National Business Employment Weekly, The Detroit News, and The St. Petersburg Times.