Apology Letter for Being absent Due to Sickness

Sickness is something that we cannot control. And being absent because we have been sick is also something which is out of our control. Most companies have a leave policy which incorporates employee sicknesses. If you have some sick leaves lying around, you do not have much to worry about, as you will neither be reprimanded, nor will your salary be docked. But if you have used them all up, you might be subjected to either or both.

In either situation, you should do one thing and that is to write an apology letter. You might not be obliged to write it but if you do, you have everything to gain. If you apologize to your boss about being absent from work, you are not only stating your situation but providing her with insight into your “responsible” personality.

Coming to the content of an apology letter for absenteeism, here is what you will have to do:

• Begin by apologizing for being absent
• Provide a reason for your absenteeism – sickness in this case
• Concentrate on how you intend to make up for lost time

There! You have an apology letter! Not yet? Well, here is a sample to show you how to write it!

Apology Letter for Being Absent Due to Sickness


Jessica Yale
Sales Associate
VF Corporation
287 Green Mountain Road
Henrico, VA 28310

July 21, 2015

Ms. Renee Osborne
Manager Sales
VF Corporation
287 Green Mountain Road
Henrico, VA 28310


Dear Ms. Osborne:

I realize that you must have been quite upset at the fact that I took two days off from work, especially since we are in the process of launching an important promotional campaign. I apologize for not being able to inform you earlier but I had been down with the flu, with my body temperature going as high as 103 F. Since I live alone and had no one to run errands for me, I could not get anyone to call and let you know.

Even though I have 5 sick leaves remaining until December 2015, I realize that taking time off at this time must have put the entire team in duress as I am handling a major part of the campaign. I vow to make up for this lost time by putting in extra hours over the weekend, if it is acceptable to you. I will be back to work tomorrow morning and will discuss this arrangement with you in detail.

Please rest assured that I will work diligently to ensure that the campaign deadline is not compromised. Thank you for understanding my situation.



Jessica Yale
Employee #: 652W

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