What Is a Leave of Absence Letter to an Employer?

A leave of absence letter is a letter that an employee writes to an employer asking for permission to stay away from work for a particular period of time. A person states a specific reason for a leave of absence, such as health problem, family issues, education or additional training.

The letter can also be used by an employer who needs to plan for a leave of absence for a particular employee. It highlights the terms and conditions that the employee needs to adhere to while he or she is away. Writing the letter early enough helps the employee to understand the changes in their compensation and benefits during the period of absence from work.