In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of a resignation letter due to harassment.
Resignation letter due to harassment
A resignation letter due to harassment can be difficult to write, especially because it can evoke many emotions.
Being in a position where you have been harassed in your workplace can be very uncomfortable, confusing and outrageous for some.
This is not expected behaviour in the workplace since we all think professional relationships are based on respect, courtesy, and professionalism.
In some cases, when you have exhausted all the options, for instance, talking to the HR department and nothing seems to have worked then, the only available option seems to resign.
Take into consideration that harassment is a very serious situation due to threatening or offensive behavior, and should not be tolerated under any circumstance.
Here we have some examples of resignation letters due to harassment you can use and adapt to your specific circumstance
Sample 1 resignation letter due to harassment
“Dear Mr. Hamilton,
I am writing this letter to let you know that due to the harassment I have received since being recently promoted to assistant manager, I am hereby resigning from my job at Smith Communications. I have been subject to verbal abuse, threatening messages and other harassment since my promotion and can no longer bear the stress I am suffering in the workplace. My last day will be June 8, 2014, so please accept this letter as my official one weeks’ notice of resignation.
I apologize for any inconvenience my resignation may cause. I will not be returning to the office at all, but will fax over my current project as soon as it is completed. It is my hope that by bringing this incident to your attention, further harassment to future employees can be spared. If you wish to discuss this matter with me further, feel free to contact me at (555)-555-5555 or [email]
I do appreciate all of the valuable experience I have earned while working at Smith Communications and know that it will serve me well in future endeavors. I wish the company continued success and thank you for your understanding and patience with me during this time.
Michelle A. Banks
Sample 2 resignation letter due to harassment
“Please accept my resignation from the post [INSRT DESIGNATION] at the company [INSERT NAME] effective [INSERT DATE].
It was a difficult decision for me as I always loved working for this company. All the supervisors are very happy with my performance and it is my utmost guilt for which I am quitting the job. My colleagues started treating me in a strange way as if I have committed some crime.
It didn’t stop here I am being harassed in the worst probable way by a group of employees. They treat me with dubious words for spoiling my reputation.
I tried hard to stick to my job but now it has become the need of the hour to leave. I complained to HR about this pathetic situation but of no use. I am explaining this to you so that any other employee won’t have to suffer from the pain that I felt for long.
Once again thank you for your great moral support which made me capable of achieving whatever I aim.”
Sample 3 resignation letter due to harassment
“This resignation letter example is written from the perspective of someone who has had a negative experience and wants to speak up. This option challenges the conventional wisdom of many career experts. However, nothing changes without some workplace courage. If you are okay with the potential for negative consequences, go ahead and stand for what you believe.
(Note: the basic resignation letter below focuses on a specific scenario that may not be relevant to you. When modifying this for use, you should update all the language in the template while keeping the tone and style similar to what’s below.)
[Address, including zip code]
[Phone number or email]
I am resigning from my position at [xyz company], effective [date].
One year ago, you took a chance on me, and I took a chance on the company. I appreciate that both sides took a risk on each other. While it’s tempting just to walk away, I feel obligated to explain my decision in hopes that it sparks positive change for the colleagues that I’m leaving behind.
I’m resigning because the company is using improper accounting to bolster its financial performance. In my initial memo to you dated [month, day, year], I outlined each accounting trick that is hiding losses the company is sustaining. In a subsequent meeting on [month, day, year] and attended by you, [name], and [name], we discussed each of the accounting issues in detail and decided to refer the matter to the company’s Vice President. On [month, day, year] a follow-up meeting was held and attended by the same group, the Vice President said the matter had been investigated and concluded that no changes would be made because we are an “aggressive company.” This is an outcome that I cannot accept.
The company’s business is built on trust. When its customers and employees find out about the true financial performance of the company, their trust will be destroyed and I expect the company will have to cease operations. This letter of resignation is my last effort to implore the company to correct its practices.
Thank you for the opportunity to be heard.
Sample 4 resignation letter due to harassment
“April 12, 2012
Dear Mr./Ms. Bossname,
Due to issues arising from incidents within the office workplace, I hereby tender my resignation as (position) at (company,) effective (date.) I have appreciated and enjoyed the work I do for this company but I cannot continue working in the environment provided.
I have spoken with both human resources as well as upper management about the harassment I have received in the form of verbal and emotional abuse. Since the behavior has not changed since my reports I believe it is time that I seek employment elsewhere. Thank you for your understanding.
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Other sample resignation letters
Below are some of the other resignation letters we curated.
If you are looking for a job, you should also ideally start your job research on job websites such as Indeed.
If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option.
Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.
If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run program may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.
You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.