Template for an employee to use to resign and give notice. Free to use.
You can copy and paste the template text into an email or document.
Dear [name of manager],
Please accept this as notice of my resignation from the position of [your job title] at [business or organisation name].
Since my notice period is [X weeks/months], I believe my last day will be [date]. Please let me know if that is incorrect.
[Optional] Please let me know how much accrued holiday and pay I am owed.
[Optional – adapt this for your personal circumstances and relationship] Thank you for the support you have given me during my time at [business or organisation name]. Please let me know if there is anything you need from me before I leave.
Advice on notice periods
You can find out how much notice you'll need to give in our advice on notice periods.
If you're resigning because you believe you have no other choice
If you believe you have no choice but to resign because of something your employer has done, this can change how much notice you need to give. For example, you might not need to give any notice if there has been a serious breach of your contract.
This is a complex area of law so to find out more:
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