Letter to resign from a job when forced out under pressure


  1. Your resignation letter should be brief and abrupt if you are forced to resign or be discharged. You don't need to give any explanation. Pointing out responsible parties is useless.
  2. Start directly from the statement that you are resigning. Mention the job title and give a date of entry into force. In your case, this information is enough.
  3. If appropriate, mention the reasons.
  4. If it seems fine, express gratitude for everything you learned.
  5. Mention that your projects and files are in order, if you want to.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

Due to sudden events, I am forced to inform you of my resignation from the post of Senior Projects Manager, which is to be put into effect immediately.

The reason behind my resignation is that I have recently been receiving a lot of anonymous letters, messages, and emails that are all very threatening and violent in nature. I believe that my recent speech about employees violating the company policy has caused this. These threats have been taking a toll on me and my work, and I am getting to be very stressed about these events. Part of the demands of the person or people threatening me is that I leave the company immediately lest anything bad happens to me.

I thank you for all the experiences I have gained with your company, and I do hope that you will be able to resolve whatever issues are in your business as well. Thank you for everything.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -