Sample Sick Leave Email to Boss

The most accessible mode of communication with a colleague or a boss is through email. It is especially true when you are too sick to send an application physically.

Sick Leave Email

A sick leave email to your boss details information about the sickness that is stopping you going to work. It also mentions how long you intend not to go to work.

It is essential to write a sick leave email to your boss for two reasons:

  1. To let your boss know that you will not come to work on a particular day or some days.
  2. To show that you are a responsible individual.

If your boss is aware of the fact that one employee will not come on a specific day or days, he will be able to make arrangements to get some alternative resource. They will appreciate an email written by you explaining the reason.

The following is a sample sick leave email written to the boss that you can take ideas from.


Sick Leave Email


Sample Sick Leave Email to Boss


Subject: Sick Leave Requisition


Dear Mr. Phillips:

I am writing to inform you that I will not be able to arrive in the office today October 4, 2018.

I had been feeling unwell due to severe nausea and stomach ache for the previous three days, and only managed to pay a visit to my doctor yesterday who diagnosed me with acute gastritis. My prescribed medication will last for seven days. While I am feeling somewhat better after the first couple of doses of medicines, I believe that I will not be very productive today. I anticipate that I will be well enough to work after two or three days,  I will keep you updated.

Ms. Sally Green has graciously offered to take up my workload and see to my clients for today. If you feel that you want to transfer my work to another employee, please feel free to do so. My office email is active, and I will be replying to my clients as much as possible from home.

In case my condition has not improved by tomorrow morning, I will inform you so that some temporary arrangements can be made to handle my workload for as long as I am not able to come to work.

Thank you for your support and understanding in this regard.



Chloe Hansen
Account Manager
Cellular: (000) 111-1111

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