(Bit.ai, Employment Law Handbook)
It’s always best to give your notice in person, so we advise you to only opt for a written one as a last resort. For instance, if your employer is unavailable in the next few weeks, you can write them an email.
Furthermore, in case the company’s offices are closed due to a pandemic or any other circumstance, you probably won’t have another way to reach your boss. Still, you should try to schedule a call or a video chat to give the notice to your employer, as it’s more polite and personal than an email.
If you decide that a written notice is the best idea, you could follow a few simple tips. Firstly, the statement should be in a business letter format and include your contact information and the date. Furthermore, the style has to be clear and concise, and you could briefly state the reasons for leaving and note your last day of work.
It’s a bad idea to state negative feelings towards your employers, as you might need them again. You should keep the tone of the two weeks’ notice email friendly. That way, you’ll avoid losing the possibility of your employer contacting you for future job opportunities.
If you want to, you can also offer to help find a replacement and get everything in order before you leave. Proofread the email and send it directly to your boss as well as any other supervisors you have. Someone from the HR team should have a copy too.