Sample Emails for Sick Leave to Manager
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Sample Emails for Sick Leave to Manager

Due to circumstances unforeseen by us, we sometimes have to take sick leave. When we don’t feel well, have a headache, stomach ache, have caught a virus, etc. the reasons can be various. In this case, we should inform our team leader/manager/boss. You can send him an email, a phone message, or call him. It’s up to you. In this post, we will give you some ideas of sample emails, phrases that you can send to your manager when you need to take sick leave.

Phrases to use:

I will be absent today because I don’t feel well.
I won’t be able to come to work.
I’ll have to take a leave sick.
I’m feeling ill and have to take a sick leave.
I will miss the meeting because I have a migraine.
I’m on my period and I feel really awful.

Request to take a sick leave:

Will I be able to take sick leave for the next three days?
Can I take a day off tomorrow?
Could I extend my sick leave for two more days?

Sample emails to your manager:


Hi boss, I’m not feeling very well today so I’m going to take a sick leave. I don’t have any urgent tasks at the moment so hopefully, everything will be okay. I’ll let you know when I’m feeling better and can return to work.


I’ve been feeling a lot of pain in my knee for a few days now, so I’ve decided to go for a check-up tomorrow. I will take a sick leave and miss tomorrow’s weekly meeting.


I have contracted a terrible virus and unfortunately will be out for a week. I have put an auto-responder in my email and will review my emails when I feel better.


For the past two days, I have had a strong headachy and dizziness, so I have decided to visit my doctor tomorrow. I’m very sorry to let you know at the last minute. I hope you will understand.


I know tomorrow is supposed to be my third day of work, but I suddenly got a high fever. I am currently trying to get it down, but I won’t be able to go to work tomorrow. I hope it’s not a problem. Please confirm at your earliest convenience.


Will I be able to be absent for the next three days as I have health problems? I hope it is not something serious, I will keep you posted.


Sorry to bother you at this late hour, but unfortunately I won’t be able to come to work tomorrow. My son is not feeling well and I will have to help him. I will write to you again when I have a chance to return to the office.


I was on training a little while ago and I sprained my ankle pretty badly. I’ll see my doctor tomorrow and let you know how many days I’ll get off.

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