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The Leave Request Letter is a letter sent by an employee to request a time-off from work, while maintaining their status as an employee. An employee is a person who has been hired under an Employment Contract to perform specified duties for the employer.
This document is different from a Letter of Resignation because when an employee resigns from a job, that person ceases to be an employee of the organization. Hence, the person losses their rights as employee.
While this document simply allows an employee to take some time-off work because of the coronavirus pandemic. A Leave of Absence may not have a specific timeline, but it's usually longer than a Sick Leave.
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Complete this document by entering the full names and addresses of the employer and employee, the leave period (if applicable), the date the leave will begin, and the resumption date.
After completing the document, it should be printed and signed by the employee who is requesting the leave of absence.
The employee should then deliver the letter to the employer. Note that the letter can be delivered either by hand or online (E-mail).
The Labour Act, 2004 applies to this document.
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A guide to help you: What should I do if I Can't Afford Employees Salaries during the Covid-19/Coronavirus Crisis?
Other names for the document: Request for COVID-19/Coronavirus Sick Leave, Leave of Absence Request Letter During the COVID-19/Coronavirus Crises, Application for Coronavirus Leave, Application for COVID-19 Leave, Application for COVID-19/Coronavirus Leave