If an employer is insisting that a worker cannot quit without training their replacement, this letter makes it clear that they are leaving regardless and cannot be forced to work absent a contract. Be sure to consult an attorney if needed.
This letter is to reiterate that I have resigned my position at XYZ Company, and my last day will be a week from this Friday.
Your insistence that I cannot resign, and that I must find a replacement before doing so, is neither legal nor ethical. I’m happy to do all I can to prepare resources for a new hire, and my files are well-organized. But I cannot stay on any longer.
Please understand that my position on this matter is not negotiable. Thank you.