Emergency Resignation Letter (+5 Samples)

Here, we will describe how to write an emergency resignation letter. Readers will also find five such sample letters for their reference.

Writing an Emergency Resignation Letter

Though it is ideal to give your employers some kind of advance notice that you are going to resign, it’s not always possible. Sometimes, life throws curveballs at you that you could not anticipate before time. In moments like these, you are forced to send in an emergency resignation letter.

Keep in mind the following points when writing it:

  • Use a formal letter format and include all appropriate salutiations
  • State your intention and explain why the sudden notice
  • Thank them for accommodating the sudden change
  • Express genuine gratitude for your experience in the company
  • Offer your assistance with the transition
  • End on a positive note and use a polite tone throughout

Sample 1: Emergency Resignation Letter

“September 3, 2019

Mr. Gerald Snyder

District Manager

Golden Co.

8909 Au Ct

Tampa, FL 33212

Dear Mr. Snyder,

I regret to inform you that I will be resigning from my position as a team leader. Although working with Golden Co. has been a great experience, due to unavoidable personal reasons my attention is required elsewhere. I apologize for my abrupt departure and I hope that my exit does not cause too much inconvenience.

I appreciate each staff member here at Golden Co. and I have learned so much from each of them. Thank you for allowing me to develop new leadership strategies. It helped me realize my coaching and teaching capability.

Please let me know if I can make this transition easier. I would have preferred to stay employed at Golden Co. for as long as you would have me if not for this sudden personal reason.

I wish you and this company continued success.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them via email or phone.


Jason Bell”

Sample 2: Emergency Resignation Letter

“Phillip Rodriguez

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345



September 15, 2021

Mr. Grayson Keeler

National Pride Bank

666 Heep Rd.

Newton, MA 02458

Dear Mr. Keeler:

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from National Pride Bank as loan manager.

While my contract requires me to work until October 3, I would be obliged if I could cease work immediately. I will assume this is satisfactory unless otherwise noted.

Please let me know if I can be of assistance during the transition.

Respectfully yours,

Signature (hard copy letter)

Phillip Rodriguez”

Sample 3: Emergency Resignation Letter



Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the position of [INSERT JOB TITLE] at [INSERT COMPANY].

Although my employment contract states a required notice period of [INSERT NOTICE PERIOD LENGTH], I would like to reduce this to [INSERT REQUESTED NOTICE PERIOD LENGTH], completing my employment on [INSERT LAST DAY YOU INTEND TO WORK].

This is due to [INSERT REASON WHY YOU REQUIRE A SHORTER NOTICE] and I hope we can come to an amicable agreement to grant this request. I will do everything possible to provide a smooth handover on my current projects..

I have enjoyed being a part of the team and am thankful for the opportunities you have given me during my time here. I hope that I can rely on you for a positive reference in future.

Yours sincerely


Sample 4: Emergency Resignation Letter

“Janeisa Pietersen, RVT

101 Birchbark Lane

Parkland, New Jersey 95674



September 16, 2019

Sandra Cooper, DVM

Parkland Veterinary Hospital

9805 Main Street

Parkland, New Jersey 95674

Dear Dr. Cooper,

It is with great sadness that I must inform you of my formal resignation from my position as a veterinary technician with Parkland Veterinary Hospital. This departure comes due to personal reasons that I don’t wish to share but are beyond my control and require my immediate attention. My final day of work will be two weeks from the date of this letter (September 30, 2019).

Please accept my gratitude for the experiences I’ve enjoyed while working with you. I will do everything I can to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible for everyone in the office. Over the next two weeks, I’m dedicated to making sure that all of my duties are completed to date. I’m more than willing to assist in the training of my replacement if that is possible before my last day.

Please feel free to keep in touch with me. My mobile is 557-983-4758 and my email is JaneisaPRVT@spacemail.com.

I will remember my time at Parkland fondly. I wish you all the best in the future.


Janeisa Pietersen, RVT (signature)

Janeisa Pietersen, RVT (typed)”

Sample 5: Emergency Resignation Letter

“Sheryl Lau

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345



September 15, 2021

Florence Lee

Business Development Manager

ACME Consultants

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Ms. Lee:

I regret to inform you that I am resigning from my position here immediately as a Business Development Consultant for personal reasons. My last day will be tomorrow. I know this is unexpected, but I am happy to assist you in the replacement process to help alleviate the transition.

I cannot thank you enough for the opportunities this company has provided me. Working here for the last five years has been incredibly instrumental in my personal growth, and I will never forget the colleagues and friends I have made here.

I will miss both the customers and the company alike very much.

If there is anything I can do to help make this transition easier, please let me know. I do not intend to inconvenience you with this news, and I hope you will accept my most sincere apologies for making September 16th my final day here.

If necessary, I can be available for phone and email inquiries from home on a limited basis for the weeks following my departure date.

Thank you so much for your understanding in this matter. I have loved my job, and I will look back on my time here with wonderful memories.


Signature (hard copy letter)

Sheryl Lau”

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Frequently Asked Questions (Emergency Resignation Letter)

How do you write a resignation letter due to unforeseen circumstances?

A resignation letter written due to unforeseen circumstances is the same as any other resignation letter minus the notice period.

Can I resign immediately without notice period?

Yes, you can resign at any point in time. Giving a notice period is just an act of consideration that preserves your relationship with your employers.

What are the valid reasons for immediate resignation?

Some of the valid reasons for an immediate resignation are medical emergencies, family issues, or a major life crisis. It could also be because of an unethical or unsafe work environment.