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    Fiona Durham
    Can I resign while on sick leave?
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    • 4th Sep 09, 8:13 PM
    Can I resign while on sick leave? 4th Sep 09 at 8:13 PM
    I'm looking for some advice please if someone could help me.

    I'm sorry if this post is a bit long...

    I've been at my current place of work for five years and have really loved my job. However, we've just had a change of management and my new boss doesn't like me. Neither does my new supervisor (who is the boss' best friend) or my new clerical officer (who is the boss' daughter). The new boss is bringing in all of her family and friends to work and all of the old staff are gradually getting pushed out. Things have been going down hill progressively and I started getting more and more stressed until I couldn't face it anymore.

    I was signed off sick by my doctor four weeks ago and have just received another sick note for four weeks due to expire on 1st October. However, I don't think my doctor will sign me off again, as he says that if I can't work there and can't resolve the problem then I have to find another job and can't sit on the sick forever. I do agree with him and am looking for other jobs. However, since been signed off the last time my dad has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and my mother has also been taken ill. I'm obviously very upset and cannot think about going back to work.

    My question is, can I resign from work whilst on sick leave? I really don't want to go back there at all and couldn't even face working my notice period, which is four weeks. If I resigned and refused to go into work my notice period, could they sanction me in any way?

    I'm sorry this was so long and thanks for reading.
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