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Formal Excuse Letter

Sample Formal Excuse Letter for Missing Work

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

Sample Formal Excuse Letter

Date

Name
Title
Organization
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

Please accept this letter as formal notification that I was unable to attend work on September 1, 20XX due to 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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