Should You Resign, If Asked?

The majority of states in the U.S. follow the doctrine of "at-will employment," which means that an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except an illegal one, or for no reason, without incurring legal liability. Likewise, an employee is free to leave a job at any time for any or no reason with no adverse legal consequences. Even so, if your manager asks you to resign or offers you a choice between resigning and being fired, it is important for you to know your rights and understand your options, before you sign on the dotted line. Failure to do so might wind up costing you unemployment benefits, or result in other repercussions that could hinder your job search.

5 Steps to Resigning Graciously

Breaking up is hard to do, and quitting your job is no exception. Whether you are leaving on good or bad terms, the act of resigning can be a difficult one. PayScale provides you with five easy steps to help make the departure from your current employer a pleasant one.