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Family Emergency Leave Letter

Dear Mrs. Jones,


am writing this letter to inform you of my taking an urgent and unexpected leave of

absence due to an emergency in the family. I have just gotten word that my sister

has collapsed and I am heading to the hospital to be with her and take care of the

family. I plan to return to work a week from now, May 8, 2014. I feel confident

that my current projects will not suffer from such a short absence and that my work

history speaks for itself as far as my ability to make up for lost time. The staff

has already been alerted of the situation and briefed on their responsibilities for

the duration of my leave.

I can be contacted during my leave via telephone at

(555)-555-5555 and email at [email] Please leave me a message if there are any

questions or concerns and I will try to respond in a timely manner. I thank you for

your consideration as this emergency leave will enable me to both care for my

family members in this urgent situation and focus on my work more clearly once I


I appreciate your assistance in this matter and look forward to hearing

your response.

Yours sincerely,

Jason Hernandez

Jason J. Hernandez



Columbus Branch

Smith Communications