Letter of Resignation Due to Medical Reasons

Updated on: June 14, 2021

Resigning from an organization needs many considerations such as providing notice, working through the notice period, employer’s reaction, and a new job.

All this can be quite overwhelming and intimidate when someone writes a resignation letter.

However, if you need to resign, there are no two ways.

If you are leaving because of a health reason, resignation letter writing may become slightly comfortable as you have a real reason to present.

You may choose how much information you want to provide as an illness may be a very personal thing.

But you must provide a reason and a notice period if your health allows.

Below is a sample of a letter of resignation written to inform an employer about an employee’s need to quit due to medical reasons.

Sample Letter of Resignation Due to Medical Reasons

Cindy Malfoy
253 Alpine Ave
Salina, KS 20145
(000) 745-9652

June 14, 2021

Ms. Gale Gerard
Manager (Human Resources)
Core Systems
3 Elm Street
Salina, KS 52255

Dear Ms. Gerard:

It is with much reluctance that I am informing you of my decision to resign from my position as Secretary for Core Systems effective Wednesday, June 26.

I had been feeling unusually tired and lethargic despite adequate nutrition and sleep, which prompted me to visit my physician last week. Three days ago, I was called by my doctor to discuss my blood reports and was informed that I had multiple sclerosis, which is a debilitating disease. I have been put on very strong medication, which is adding to my lethargy, liberty that I cannot take in my present role as a secretary.

This state of affairs leaves me no choice but to resign as I do not feel that I can handle my work efficiently. I do not wish to stretch it to a point where I end up making mistakes and harming the company. I will be available to train anyone that you want to hire as my replacement and will be available on my cell phone after my resignation.

I apologize for the inconvenience that this sudden resignation will cause you and assure you that I will do all I can to help make things easier. I will be in touch with you regarding my paycheck and related documents.

Thank you for providing me with such a great environment to work in and countless opportunities for self-development.



Cindy Malfoy
(000) 000-1111


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