A company will never be exempt from health-related resignations. Even if its employees have a good working environment where health and hygiene regulations comply, the chances of getting sick in an external and foreign environment are high.
Suppose a worker becomes ill due to factors related or not to the work environment, and his doctor or the worker himself considers that the decision that will favour his health is to resign from work activities. In that case, due to health, it is necessary to send a letter of resignation.
How to write your resignation letter due to health problems?
It is important to emphasize that, before submitting the letter of resignation, it is respectful and even favourable to have a previous conversation with the superior to keep them aware of your situation, so they can know in advance your desire to leave the company or any workspace, due to your medical condition.
Now, having informed the necessary people, it is time to write the letter. Even when they are common, resignation letters do not have a specific format, but since they are formal letters, it is to be assumed that their structure should be in blocks.
The letter should begin with the employee’s personal information, such as name, address, city, state and zip code, aligned to the left of the letter. The date of issue of the letter must be entered below.
Consecutively, the recipient’s information, in this case, the human resources coordinator or manager/supervisor, should be added to the company name and address. The city, state, and zip code should also be added.
A salutation to the superior is followed by the body of the letter with an explanation of why you need to leave your job.
The letter’s last paragraph should be a thank you for the work experience gained in the company, followed by a cordial farewell and a signature.
Generally, these types of letters do not extend beyond a couple of paragraphs, depending on the situation expressed in the body of the letter.
In what situations are resignation letters sent due to health issues?
This type of letter is sent when an employee suffers from an illness that makes it impossible for him/her to perform his/her activities effectively and safely.
In the same way, they are delivered when, although the worker can perform his functions within the company, according to his doctor, it is advisable to rest or, in any case, not exuberant physical activity.
As there is confusion, it is important to emphasize that the letters of resignation due to health problems do not apply if the worker resigns to care for a loved one who suffers from the illness. In that case, it will be due to personal circumstances.
To submit a resignation letter, the employee must be affected by an illness or clinical condition.
Mental illnesses or disorders are also counted as health problems for which a person may submit a resignation letter. In the same way, they can be submitted alleging that the work environment is unsuitable for their mental health.
Before submitting the resignation letter, it is relevant to consider whether it is applicable to request a leave of absence for a certain period or to do the job remotely instead of resigning completely from the job.
It is also recommended to investigate if the company or the occupational health company to which the company is affiliated offers any type of benefit during illnesses or if it is possible for you to qualify for the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act).