Letter of Apology for Absence from Work

Updated on: May 9, 2019

A letter of apology for absence from work might work wonders to get your message across to your supervisor, who may be quite miffed that you failed to show up when he was depended on you.

An apology letter will require you to lay out the facts of your inability to reach work and when you intend to rejoin – if you haven’t joined already.



We recommend that write both an apology letter as well as an apology email to your supervisor.

An email will reach the supervisor in no time while the letter will augment the fact that the employee is well conscientious.

Great going!





See also: Sample Explanation Letter for Absence Without Leave

Here is a sample letter of apology that you can use:


Letter of Apology for Absence from Work


Alan Stark
98 Apollo Street
Saint Lawrence, SD 25144
(000) 989-7676
alan @ gca . com

May 9, 2019

Mr. Adam Cocher
Sales Director
GCA Services Group
300 333rd Avenue
Saint Lawrence, SD 55999


Dear Mr. Cocher:

Please accept my apologies for not being able to report on work yesterday. I did send an email yesterday explaining my circumstances. In addition, I decided to send you a letter as well.

As I mentioned in my email, I had a severe case of food poisoning and was throwing up most of the night before the 28th. Yesterday, I had no choice but to go to the ER where I was given an IV to keep dehydration at bay.

Even though I was much better by the afternoon, there was no way that I could have reported to work, even for the latter part of the day.

I apologize for not being able to keep the appointment I had with Mr. Danial Webber yesterday. I am sure the office secretary informed him of my absence. In fact, I called him today and have asked to reschedule the appointment at his convenience.

Thank you for understanding my situation. Please rest assured that I will make up for yesterday’s lost time by working on the weekend, or putting in extra hours.



Alan Stark
Sales Manager
GCA Services Group

2 thoughts on “Letter of Apology for Absence from Work

    1. Sam Mogul Post author

      Dear Murongo serema:

      You are very welcome.


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