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Absence Excuse Letter

Sample Absence Excuse Letter for Work

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Use this sample absence excuse letter when you need to provide a written excuse for missing work.

Sample Absence Excuse Letter

Date

Name
Title
Organization
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

Please accept this letter as written notification that I was unable to attend work on August 1, 20XX due to family illness.

Please let me know if I can provide any further information.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

Sending an Email Message
If you would prefer to email your excuse, here's how to send your email message.

More Absence Excuse Letters
Employees may need to provide an excuse letter when they miss time from work to interview or for other reasons. Here are more sample excuse letters can be edited to fit your personal circumstances.

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Please Note: This sample is provided for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.

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