Short Sick Leave Emails

A short sick leave email is an email written by an employee in which he addresses his employer or supervisor and informs about his absence due to any reason related to sickness. This email serves as a formal notification to the employer that the employee cannot attend work and needs time off to recover from the sickness.

It is usually addressed and sent to the person who is in charge of attendance matters in an organization or it can be written to the supervisor/manager of the employee who can then forward it to the concerned person for record purposes. Usually, the companies have policies regarding provision of a certain number of off-days as sick leaves to the employees. If an employee has remaining allowed sick leaves, he can mention that in the email as well.

This sick leave email is written in various circumstances such as:

  • If the employee is sick.
  • If the spouse or family member is sick.
  • If the employee has an appointment with a doctor or health physician.
  • If the employee needs the performance of a medical procedure such as operation, surgery, etc. on him or any family member.

The general format of the email includes details such as:

  • Name of the employee.
  • Name of the employer.
  • Date of the sick leave.
  • The reason for sick leave.
  • Doctor’s note or any proof of appointment or prescription if required.

The email needs to be concise, professional and formal and should serve the purpose of notification to the employer. Although the employee is usually informing the employer through this email, the tone of the email should be requesting not condescending. This email is important as the employee can quickly send it and inform the employer so to keep the employer in the loop as well as show professionalism and consideration. The employer usually prints this email and keeps it in the employee record.

Sample Short Sick Leave Email-Personal Sickness

Sick leave email for personal sicknessI am writing this email to inform you that I will not be able to come to work for seven days starting on 12th September 2018. I will rejoin on 19th September 2018.

I am having a severe viral infection which is contagious as well. Therefore, my doctor has advised me to rest for at least seven days. I have seven available sick leaves left.

Once I come back, I will compensate for any work that would have been affected during my absence.

I have completed the sick leave form and attaching it with this email. I am also attaching in my doctor’s note. Feel free to contact me at [contact].

Thank you for your understanding.


Emily Watson.

Sample Short Sick Leave Email-Family Member’s Sickness

Sick leave email for family members sicknessI am writing this email to inform that I will not be able to come to work on 14th September 2018.

My wife got sick last night and has a severe backache to an extent that she even needs support for walking. I have to take her to the hospital which is why I cannot come to the office. I still have five sick leaves left so I am attaching the filled sick leave form with this email as well.

I have requested Ms. Emily Will to take care of all my important tasks of today. Feel free to contact me at [contact.

Thank you for your support.


James Geller.

Sample Short Sick Leave Email-Doctor’s Appointment

Sick leave email for doctors appointmentThis email is being written to formally inform you about my absence on 16th September 2018.

I have been experiencing frequent stomach aches for about a month and visited the general physician but he referred me to a specialist. After a long wait, I have finally gotten an appointment for this mentioned date at 2:00 p.m.

I have three days left in my allowed sick leaves. I am attaching the filled sick leave request form and the proof of doctor’s appointment in this email.

I will be grateful if you would approve of my request. I will cover the work once I come back.

Thank you for understanding. Feel free to contact me at [contact].


Bill Watson.

Sample Short Sick Leave Email-Medical Procedure/Surgery

Sick leave email for medical procedure or surgeryI am writing this email to inform you that I will not be able to attend work for three days starting from 11th August 2018. I will rejoin on 14th August 2018.

I had a severe toothache and went to the dentist who diagnosed that my upper left wisdom tooth needs to be extracted. The dentist has given me an appointment for tooth extraction on 11th August 2018 at 2:00 p.m. He has informed me that I would, at least, need a two-day rest after that.

I have five allowed sick days left and I am attaching in the filled sick leave request form as well as the evidence document of the dentist’s visit. Further, I have requested Mr. Dave Watson to look after my work and be in contact with me if anything needs to be done on urgent basis.

I would be grateful if you approve my request. Thank you in advance for your understanding. If you want to contact me, kindly, do so on [contact].


Jennifer Paul.

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Short Sick Leave Emails
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