After the delivery of a newborn, many mothers need time to recover. Working mothers are able to do this by taking a maternity leave from work so that they can rest and recuperate at home with out the stress of a job. This scheduled break can be extremely beneficial because it gives the new mother a piece of mind that they have a spot back at the office waiting for them once they return. As with all matters relating to health, their are no guarantees that a person will recover with in the given time frame. Sometimes an employee might need a few more days or weeks to come back to full strength. In that case, a extended maternity leave letter is sent as a request to increase the number of days of maternity leave.
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 on 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 birth 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 reach full health.
I have spoken with Jeff Styms, who is currently working in my place, and he seems to have things in control and can keep on doing my tasks until my return.
Thank you for your understanding.
Head of Maintenance
Small Engineering Company
123 Screwdriver St.
Date: March 10, 2009
Dear Mr. Fredrick,
My 2 month maternity leave is completing on March 20. However, I will not be able to return on time because my new born son is suffering from an ear infection that will require another 2 weeks to clear up. I request that my leave be extended for that time period to April 5.
The staffer that has taken over my responsibilities can contact me any time on my cell phone or by email in case they need any help. I can also do some light work from home to help them out.
Thank you and regards,