Sample Maternity Leave Letter to Employer

Maternity Leave Letter to Employer

Maternity leave from work is a right of every pregnant woman which gives her enough time to recover from birth and also develop a bond with her baby without worrying about her professional life. Under FMLA (Family and Medical Act) of 1993, it is a protected right an expecting woman.

If you are a working lady and you are expecting a baby then you can also take break from work by writing a formal maternity letter to employer announcing your pregnancy and mentioning the dates and duration when you will be taking the leave along with the time when you intend to return to work. It is important to inform your employer about your condition and your need for leave well in advance so that you can enjoy a tension-free and stress-free pregnancy. Here is a format template given for your reference.

Sample Maternity Leave Letter to Employer

Angela Jones
Marketing Executive,

Marketing Department,
123 Jackson Lane
New York

Date: 28th February, 2015

John Smith
HR Manager
ABC Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

123 Red Rock Road
New York

Dear Mr. Smith,

The purpose of writing this letter is to inform you of the news of my pregnancy and the due date of my baby is 15th May 2015. Hence, I would like to apply for maternity leave from work for 12 weeks starting from 10 weeks from now i.e. from 25th April 2015 till 25th July 2015, barring any unforeseen complications. Please find all the necessary documents attached with the letter consisting of my doctor’s confirmation of my pregnancy. I would like to avail my complete maternity leave along with all the benefits for which I request you to please guide me through the process.

I will keep you informed about any changes in my plan due to unforeseen circumstances. I will also make sure that I am able to complete all the unfinished work before I go on my leave so that there is no confusion or loss to the company because of my absence.

I appreciate your consideration as I really need the benefits of maternity leave so that I am able to recover from birth, bond with my baby and take good care of his health along with regular visits to the doctor and other necessary medical check-ups. During this time, if in case you need any help from my side then I will be available on telephone 123-456-78 and you can also get in touch with me via mail at angela@email.com. Please feel free to call me if you need any clarification in this matter.

Thanking in anticipation

Angela Jones

Marketing Executive,

Marketing Department,

ABC Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

Ph: 123-456-78

Email: angela@email.com