Do I need to state the reason for my departure in my resignation letter?

There is no requirement that you must state the reason for leaving in your resignation letter, but if you don’t, a tribunal may be prepared to infer that your employer’s conduct was not the catalyst for your leaving (which is, after all, what a constructive dismissal claim is all about).

If it would be highly embarrassing for you to state the reason of your leaving, a tribunal may well understand this and it will be determined on the facts of each case. There should, however, be at least some evidence in writing of your employer’s conduct prior to your leaving, which is why a grievance is usually the correct and expected way to proceed before you resign.

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