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Resignation Letter Due to Illness & Medical Reasons (Sample)

A person could become so ill that he is no longer able to perform his duties towards his employer. This may be temporary or permanent in nature. An employer may not allow a very long period of leave because of the sickness of the employee.

resignation letter due to illness sample
While some employees resign from their position, some are asked to furnish their resignation by the employer. The employer may suo moto terminate the services of the employee in such a case.

If you are facing some critical health issues and want to resign, here is a format of illness resignation letter due to health issues. Modify it appropriately as necessary.


Date: _________

(Name of the Boss/ HR/ Officer)
___________ Department
(Name of the Organization)

Sub.: Resignation from the post of (Designation).

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Please accept my resignation from the post of (Designation) of (Name of the Organization) to be effective (Date).

As you are aware, I have been facing severe health issues from the last few weeks/ months due to which I have been taking leave most of the days. Enclosed herewith, please find my Doctor's Certificate.

I regret to state that my health condition is not favorable enough for me to discharge my duties and responsibilities to the level of service that I am expected to perform. (Here you may mention some more details about what exactly is your health issue i.e. name of the disease and how it is preventing you from doing work.)

Hence, I have decided to resign from my position and concentrate on my health recovery, as this would be in the best interest of the organization and myself.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for giving me the opportunity to work for this esteemed organization. My heartfelt thanks to you and all my colleagues, who directly or indirectly helped me throughout this professional journey. I was fortunate to work here. I wish the organization continued success and prosperity.

I understand I am required to complete certain handing over formalities as per the company's policy. I will try my best to complete the same. Please expect delays due to my health issues.

Therefore, I kindly request you to relieve me from my duties with effect from (Date) and provide me with an experience certificate for the period of my association with the organisation.

I will be reachable at phone number _________, email at _____________ and address at _______________. Please let me know if you need any more information from me.

Thanking you for your understanding and support!

Yours sincerely,

(Name of the Employee)

Encl.: As above


  1. Jyoti Singh15 October, 2023

    What can I do when my resignation letter is not accepted by the employer?

    1. If your boss refuses to accept your resignation, or if he refuses to provide the relieving letter, then you can escalate the matter to the HR department or higher authorities in your company.

      In an extreme case where no one cooperates with you in your company for processing your resignation, then you can approach a labour lawyer for legal advice.


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