Post-Maternity Leave Resignation Letter Template

Published on: 26 Jun 2017

Maternity resignation

If you’ve decided not to return to work after your maternity leave, it’s important that your resignation is handled sensitively and diplomatically.

It’s not uncommon for new mothers - and fathers - to change their minds regarding returning to the world of work following maternity leave, many decide that staying at home with their baby is the right decision. If this is you, it is important that you notify your employer in a professional manner and in writing.

That’s where we come in. Fish4jobs have created a post-maternity leave resignation letter example to help advise and guide you on how to write the perfect resignation letter.

Your Name
Contact Number
Email Address

Recipient Name
Company’s Name
Company’s Address

Dear {Title & Name of Recipient},

After much thought and consideration, I have come to the decision not to return to {Company Name} after my maternity leave. I am writing to notify you of my formal resignation from my role as {Job Title}.

As you are aware, I gave birth to my first child in {Date} and I have come to the decision to remain at home with my child for the foreseeable future.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and the team at {Company Name} over the last {Length of employment}, and appreciate all of the opportunities for professional and personal development given to me throughout my period of employment.

I would be more than happy to come into the office before my official leave date to hand over any work, emails, or information to a new employee – or assist with anything to help during the transition.



{Your Name}