Sample Resignation Letter Due to Unethical Practices (Or Behavior) [2022]

A resignation letter is a formal business letter authored by a current employee, resigning from their job duties and responsibilities. When leaving a position due to unethical practices or unethical behavior, an employee has several options to provide their formal resignation, formal notice, and reason for resignation.

First, listing a reason for resignation on a resignation letter is always considered courteous. And including this reason suggests good business ethics. But when the reason for resignation consists of a severe issue or legal matter, it may be beneficial to resign under “personal reasons.”

Before writing a resignation letter, it’s essential to speak with the supervisor, manager, or” report to” (the “boss”). Inform them of the decision to resign. In this meeting, the resigning employee and supervisor should come to terms with the notice period (usually two weeks’ period) and goals for the notice period.

Sample Resignation Letter Resigning Due to Ethical Practices

If deciding to resign from the position by informing the employer of the real reason for resigning (ethical reasons), the following sample letter should be followed.

John Smith
[email protected]
123 Road, St., New York NY 11121

June 1st, 2019

Apple, Inc.
Junior Johnson
[email protected]
Senior Management
123 Business Road, New York NY 11121

Dear Mr. Johnson —

This is my formal resignation letter resigning from my duties as Product Designer at Apple, Inc. I’ve decided to leave (or resign) due to my moral compass changing and the types of projects we are working on. Having children, I noticed their use of technology and how it has impacted or stunted their creativity outside of technology. It is simply too addictive.

I’ve decided to pursue a new career outside of technology as my moral compass has changed. And I would like for you to know that this has no bearing on my perception of Apple as a company, my sincere gratitude for this opportunity, and the hopes that we can stay in touch as professionals.

This merely comes down to my own passions and moral compass. And I genuinely hope that you can understand.

My last day of employment is set to be two weeks from today, August 20th, 2019. I look forward to assisting in the transition and training a new replacement over the next two weeks.

John Smith

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