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Family Illness Resignation Letter

Resignation Due to Family Illness Letter Example


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It's important to check to see if you are eligible for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) before you resign from your job because someone in your family is sick. If resignation is the only alternative, this resignation letter example is for an employee who is leaving due to an illness in the family.

Resignation Letter Example - Family Illness

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Dear Ms. Supervisor,

Please accept my resignation from my position, effective June 1, 20XX. As you know, my son is suffering from a serious illness, and is going to require frequent visits to a specialist in another city. I will be unable to fulfill the commitments of my position here for the foreseeable future.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to ease the transition in any way.

Sincere Regards,

Signature (hard copy letter)

Firstname Lastname

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