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Formal Excuse Letter

Sample Formal Excuse Letter for Missing Work


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

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Sample Formal Excuse Letter


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Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

Please accept this letter as formal notification that I was unable to attend work on September 1, 2008 due to illness.

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


Your Signature

Your Typed Name


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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