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Letter of resignation 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 and that everyone involved agrees with the letter of resignation.

Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

  1. Print out and sign the letter of resignation.

The letter of resignation is a formal notice which must be served properly.

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

The safest way to serve notice is to deliver in person or failing this, is to send by courier, post or email.

  • In person: hand the letter to the employer personally.

  • Post: if you are serving notice by post then it is recommended that you use recorded delivery and that you keep a copy of the proof of posting and delivery.

  • Email: check that the employment contract allows you to send notices by email and whether it requires you to request a "read receipt" as proof of service.

However you deliver the letter we recommend you tell the employer in person before delivering the letter that you are resigning. If this is not practical, then you must make sure that the employer has received and read the letter.

A copy of the letter will be saved in your Rocket Lawyer account.

  • If you post or hand deliver the letter then keep a copy of the signed letter that was sent and anything else included.

  • If you email the letter then keep a copy of the email that was sent and any attachments together with any "read receipts".

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