Funerals are sad affairs that every person will experience during their lives. Some individuals do not like to attend funerals and prefer more upbeat and happy events like weddings and baby showers. However, social norms do require that attendance at the final rites for a close friend or family member. This can be somewhat contrary to most company policies that do not have special leaves for bereavement. In most cases employees are either given a personal leave or unpaid leave to attend a funeral. If you want to take leave from work to attend funereal, you can use the following sample funeral leave letter to inform your employer.
Assistant Manager Marketing
October 2nd, 2010
I would like to request a personal leave to attend the funeral of my paternal grandfather. The funeral will be in Arizona and I will be flying out tonight. I expect to be gone from the office from October 3 to October 4. I will report back to work on Wednesday, October 5.
I have several projects that I am currently working on and they will not be affected by my departure for 2 days. I will be available by phone during the leave and you can contact me any time for questions.
123 Davis Street, London
October 2nd, 2010
My Grandfather has passed away on February 4th, 2011. I was very close to my grandfather as he helped raised me and my brothers. I would like to attend his funeral, which is taking place on February 6th in New York. I would like to ask for a leave of absence from February 5th to 6th so that I can pay my last respects. I will be back on the 7th of February.
I am currently working on the Davidson account and my team including John Smith and Robert Redford can cover my work until I return. I will have my cell phone with me and can be contacted on that during working hours for any questions during my leave.