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Sick/Medical Leave Application Request Letter to Boss/Manager

Many corporates have their own format for employees who want to apply for leave from work, whether it is due to sickness or attending a ceremony or going on a vacation or any other reasons.

medical leave letter format to manager
In case your company does not have a pre-defined format for applying for sick leave then you can write a simple letter having the details about your sickness and the expected period for which you want the leave approval.

You may have to attach a doctor's report about your sickness if it is already available or in case it is a pre-condition for applying for medical leave.


Date: ....................

(Name of the Boss/ Manager)
(Name of the Organisation)

Sub.: Application for sick leave
Ref: (Employee Name), (Designation), (Department), (Employee Code)

Dear Sir,

I am hereby kindly requesting you to approve my sick leave for .... days from (Date) till (Date). I am suffering from (Name of the Disease) and the doctor has strictly advised hospitalization from tomorrow onwards. I am already on medication and could somehow manage to come to work today. It would be impossible for me to continue to work at the office until I am fully cured.

In case I am discharged from the hospital early and advised bed rest and if I am able to handle some of the work from home, I would inform you about it and would seek your permission at that time. I have explained some of the pending work to (name of the colleague or assistant), who would take care of the activities on my behalf and would report to you the progress.

I am enclosing herewith a copy of the doctor's report on my sickness. I kindly request you to approve my sick leave for the period mentioned herein above. In case there are any further delays in joining back to service due to sickness, I would promptly intimate you the same in advance.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,

(Name of the employee)

Encl.: As above


  1. Anusha Vattikuti19 August, 2018

    thanks for the sick leave application format. useful.

  2. Sarla Gupta07 October, 2018

    Thank you for the letter


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