Leave of absence due to illness in the family letter

If you are taking time off from work due to an illness in the family, use this sample letter as a template for your formal notification.

Larissa Schmidt

56 Cooper St
Fowler ACT 5000
Tel: 0400 000 000
E: [email protected]



Isabelle Fontaine

Human Resources Manager
Heathcote Harris Jones
29 Roseland Ave
Sanderson ACT 5020


Dear Ms Fontaine

It is with great regret that I submit this letter as formal notification of my leave of absence from Heathcote due to an illness in my family (I will be taking on the role of primary caregiver to my terminally ill mother). As per my employment contract, I am giving two weeks notice and my last working day will be 3 March 2014. I will do my utmost to complete all outstanding tasks and projects before that date.

It is my plan to return to full-time work within three months, pending my mother’s health condition. I will keep you apprised of my situation and availability to resume work.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Kind regards

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Larissa Schmidt

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