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An Employee Leave Request Letter is a formal letter written by an employee to an employer requesting for leave. The employer is the person who has retained the services of the employee. The employer may either be an individual or an organization (which includes companies, partnership and sole proprietorship businesses and any other registered organization). The employee is the person who has been hired by the employer.
There are various types of leave which an employee may request for, the most common ones are:
Note that the law only recognizes annual and study leaves, however, some organizations make provision for the other types of leave in their staff manual/policy books, Employment Agreement or Offer Letter.
In this document, the form filler will provide information about the employee, information about the employer, the leave period, the employee's date of resumption and the employee's reasons for making the application.
How to use this document
This document can be used by an employee who needs some time off work. It is imperative to make a formal application via letter or email for record purposes.
After filling the form, the employee must sign the document and send it to the employer. If the employer is an organization, the employee must address the letter to the person who is authorized to receive letters of his nature in the organization. In many organizations, the human resources person receives and gives responses to applications of this nature.
The employee may keep a copy of the letter for record purposes.
The Nigerian Labour Law is applicable to this document. The rules of contract are also applicable to this document.
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