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Constructive dismissal letter checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs. 

Make sure you get legal advice before sending this Letter. Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

For more information, read Constructive dismissal.

Signing online

  1. You can select to sign online using RocketSign.

Signing in print

  1. Print a copy of the Constructive Dismissal Letter.

  2. Wet sign the contract.

  3. Remember to date the Letter.

The Constructive Dismissal Letter is a formal notice that you intend to resign which must be served (ie delivered) properly.

Check your contract of employment for any special rules about serving notices and make sure they are followed.

The safest way to serve a notice is to deliver it in person or failing this, to send it by courier, post or email. If you deliver your Constructive Dismissal Letter:

  • in person -  hand the Letter to the employer personally

  • by post - it is recommended that you use recorded delivery and that you keep a copy of the proof of posting and delivery

  • by email - check that the employment contract allows you to send notices by email and whether it requires you to keep ‘read receipts’ as proof of service

Keep a copy of the signed Constructive Dismissal Letter for your records. A copy of the Letter will also be automatically stored in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.

If you post or hand deliver the Constructive Dismissal Letter, keep a copy of the signed Letter that was sent and anything else included.

If you email the Constructive Dismissal, keep a copy of the email that was sent and any attachments together with any ‘read receipts’.

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