Maternity Leave Resignation Letter Example

Use this maternity resignation letter example if you are not going back to your work after Maternity leave.

You don’t usually have to give any notice when resigning while you are on maternity leave as you were not working actively anyway. Leaving your job shouldn’t be unprofessional anyway. Do not burn bridges even if you had a terrible history with the company you are about to leave. You may have to use the bridge you are about to destroy.

Use a great format for your leaving note. Never quit your job verbally. Everything has to be written otherwise you can’t prove that you have resigned from your job.

Using the example below as is not recommended. Customise it before sending it to your employer.  

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Resignation Maternity Leave

Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
Any Street
This Town
PO57 3DE

1st January 2021

Mrs. A. Manager
The Company
Employment Street
That Town
PO57 3DE

Dear Mrs. Manager,

I wish to formally notify you that I am resigning from my position of (Job Title) with (Company name). My last day of employment will be the (enter your last employment date here), as per my terms and conditions of my employment.

As you are aware, I have been on Maternity Leave for the past eight months, since the birth of my Daughter. Due to these circumstances, I have taken the decision not to return to work until she is older, so I can spend these important early years at home with her.

The terms of my employment contract state that I am required to give you four weeks’ notice; therefore my date on which I believe my maternity leave and employment to terminate will be (insert date).  If I have outstanding accumulated annual leave, please advise me how much I have, and whether I am permitted to take it, or if it will be paid to me in lieu.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank (Company name) for the opportunity and their professional support, and wish both yourself and the company the best of luck for the future.

Yours Sincerely

(Signature here)


CC: (Enter here any other persons who may receive your letter also)

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