Death is an inevitable part of life. That is why employees at any firm will need bereavement leave at some point in time to attend funerals and be at the last rites of individuals close to them. However, since many countries do not have any laws that pertain to funeral leaves, it is up to the company to set up a policy that deals with the matter. In some cases, companies do not have any regulations that address funeral leaves and they simply consider any such days off as personal leave. What ever the case may be at your job site, you will need to inform your immediate supervisors of any funeral leaves. Use our step by step guide on how to write a funeral leave letter to properly inform your boss about your situation.
Start your letter by addressing your boss and give his or her complete name plus their position in the company.
Next, add your complete name along with your designation at the company.
As in any communication with in the office, add the date you wrote and sent the funeral leave request.
Address your manger or supervisor with a Mr, Ms or Mrs. along with their last name.
From the get go you should immediately mention the reason for you for your leave and the dates you will be gone.
Relation to deceased
You should also mention your relationship to the deceased. This allows the manager to understand why you must attend the funeral. If the deceased is not a close relation your request might be denied.
Funeral leaves are usually short but always make sure to tell the manger what you are working on and if you need some one to cover for you while you are gone.
Your office might need to contact you while you are away to ask about certain details of a project. Make sure to mention contact methods and details so that you do not leave your co-workers in the lurch.
Once the body of the letter is complete, finish off with a regards and your signature along with your name.