Sample of Maternity Leave Extension Letter #1
Assistant Project Manager
1843 Alpaca Way
Irvine, CA 92664
Date: July 5, 2012
3378 Thunder Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
Subject: MATERNITY LEAVES EXTENSION
Dear Miss Paul,
As per my application for twenty weeks of maternity leaves, I am supposed to be back to work in the coming week. However, I would like to apply for a leave extension.
I am still not feeling fully fit to come back to work, and would like to take another 2 weeks off. I will be grateful if my maternity leaves could be extended till the end of this month.
Please feel free to contact me as soon as you can to let me know whether or not my leaves can be extended as per my request.
Maternity Leave Extension Letter #2
Big Law Firm
123 Justice Ave.
Date: December 10, 2009
Subject: Extended Maternity Leave
I am writing to you today to ask for an extension in my current maternity leave. My scheduled leave is from October 10 to December 20. However, I would like to request that another 2 weeks be added to my leave, effectively making my return date January 5th.
The reason for my extension request is that I had a cesarean delivery and the stitches from the surgery have not healed properly. My doctor has recommended that I stay off my feet for another 2 weeks to fully recover.
I have spoken with Jeff Styms, who is currently working in my place, and he seems to have things in control and can continue to manage my tasks until my return.
Thank you for your understanding.
Template of Maternity Leave Extension Letter
City & Zip Code
City & Zip Code
Subject: (BOLD & UNDERLINED)
Dear Mr. /Ms. /Mrs. (LAST NAME),
If I am not mistaken, my maternity leave ends on (Last date for existing leave), and I am supposed to be back to work on (Date of ending leave). However, I would like to request an extension in my maternity leaves due to (Your reason - Health issues etc).
Kindly let me know at the earliest whether my request can be approved or not. I will be looking forward to a positive response from your end.
If you need to contact me, you can do that via my personal number.