Letter of Excuse

A letter of excuse is a formal letter whose purpose is to explain why an employee missed a day of work. For example, if you were sick one day and were unable to attend work, you would be required to write a letter of excuse to your employer explaining the conditions surrounding your absence.

Tips for writing a letter of excuse

Glenn L. Redman Inc.

4247 Evergreen Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90017


Dear Glen,

I am writing this letter to explain why I was absent from work on July 14th, 2009.

I came down with the flu the night before, and when I awoke in the morning to go to work, I felt it would be best for me to stay home and try to fight this sickness. I thought it would be a bad idea to attend work and risk my fellow employees getting sick and not being able to come to work.

I am willing to make up for lost time this upcoming weekend if it is required of me. I am available all day from 8am to 9pm.

Please contact me if you need any more information or if you would like to speak to me about this issue.


Steven O’Gardy

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