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 a sick leave verbally, but it is advisable to send a written letter. Indeed, it will serve as a proof in your HR file in future.
Sick Leave Letter Guidelines
• A sick leave letter should state its purpose and explain the reason for leave.
• You must enclose the proof of your illness, such as a doctor’s advice, with your letter.
• Clearly mention the period as well as dates of your leave.
The sample letter below as well as this sick day email will give you a better idea in this regard.
Sample Sick Leave Letter to Manager
478 Pine Street
Houston, TX 50121
October 23, 2018
Mr. Fredrick Crimson
77 Charm Lane
Houston, TX 56992
Subject: Sick Leave Requisition
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, so 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 leave, I will put in extra efforts to patch up the pending work.
I will be very grateful if you grant me a two-day leave, that is to say, 18 and19 October.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Employee #: 4455
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