Maternity Leave Request Letter

How do I write a letter asking for maternity leave? How do I ask for maternity leave? Download this Maternity Leave Request Letter template now.

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Whether you need urgent leave for personal reasons, for example for a maternity leave, leaves are often granted for the right reasons. If you can be flexible and reasonable towards your organization, they will act towards that principle as well when you depend on it yourself.

How do I write a letter asking for maternity leave?

Sometimes, there comes such time when life gives you some bad days either due to sickness or for some other sad reasons like the departure of a near and dear one. Hence, you need to take a day or two off from your work routine. In this world of professionalism, a formal letter is required to maintain a certain professional level in your work field. No worries for you to write those letters from scratch since we already got it done for you.

Some important key considerations to include when writing a leave application, are the following below:

  • Subject;
  • Personal information (explain what info);
  • Reason for leave;
  • Number of leave days required;
  • Required Date for leaves;
  • Thanks for support and acknowledgment;
  • Contact details;
  • Best regards;
  • Signature.

In your leave request, it's important to follow a clear format that you can easily detect and then edit it according to your personal information like Name, contact, number of leave days, etc. We work for the ease of you in the most professional manner. That is why got a general, yet professional Leave request written for you, and you can easily adjust the application according to your required criteria.  

Here it is:

  • Dear {{Name}},
  • I am requesting a leave of absence from {{Date}} to {{Date}} for the following reason.  
  • My physician has recommended that I refrain from working during this period in order that I obtain sufficient rest before and after the delivery of my child.
  • While I was hoping to work two weeks longer than {{he/she}} suggested, I feel that I should defer to his judgment.
  • Please allow me a leave of today so that I may consult a doctor and have medicines. I am thankful to you for this.
  • So please allow me a leave of today so that I may consult a doctor and have medicines.
  • I’ll be very thankful to you.
  • Yours sincerely,

We hope this leave request letter template helps you out. Simply download this request letter from our website in the Microsoft Word format and easily customize & make changes according to your personal information and situation. 

Download this Maternity Leave Request Letter template now.

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