Sample Sick Leave Letter to Manager

Updated on: March 8, 2022
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Anyone can become unwell to go to work. In this situation, you have to inform your manager or supervisor.

Before writing a sick leave letter to the manager, consult the HR Department for a specific format that you might be required to fill and submit.

Some employees prefer to request sick leave verbally, but it is advisable to send a written letter. Indeed, it will serve as proof in your HR file in the future.

Sick Leave Letter Writing Guidelines
  1. State the purpose and explain the reason for leave.
  2. Enclose the proof of your illness, such as a doctor’s advice.
  3. Clearly mention the period as well as the dates of your leave.

The sample letter below, as well as this sick day email, will give you a better idea in this regard.

See also: Sick Leave Email

Sample Sick Leave Letter to Manager

Laura Kristen
478 Pine Street
Houston, TX 50121
(000) 989-7672
[email protected]

March 8, 2022

Mr. Fredrick Crimson
Senior Manager
ANP Enterprises
77 Charm Lane
Houston, TX 56992

Subject: Sick Leave 

Dear Mr. Crimson:

I am writing this letter to inform you of a medical issue which renders me unable to attend the office.

As I am suffering from a severe migraine attack, my doctor has advised me 2 days complete bed rest to soothe my nerves. In fact, this is causing constriction pain in my head and continuous nausea.

I am apologetic to apply for leave during this busy season. On the other hand, I already have completed the report I was working on. I will email the same to you shortly for your review. After leaving, I will put in extra effort to patch up the pending work.

I will be very grateful if you grant me a leave for the next 2 days.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Laura Kristen
Administrative Assistant
Employee #: 4455

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