Taking an unpaid leave may put a hole in your pocket but might be necessary in some instances. Most companies have specific rules and regulations under which they provide unpaid leaves and it should be your responsibility to familiarize your self with these rules. A great of getting answers about unpaid leave policies is visiting the Human Resources department and have them explain all the intricacies of the matter. Once you have all the required information, talk to your immediate supervisor or some one who has the power to approve your leave with out pay before sending any formal requests. Once you have all your ducks in a row, use the template below to send your request.
(Your Personal Mailing Address)
(Your Personal Phone number)
Subject: (The overall reason of the letter)
Dear (Manager's last name),
I would like to request a leave for (number of days/weeks) starting (Dates of leave. I will need the days off to (Short reason for leave).
I understand that my requested leave will be against company policy because I have only joined the team 2 months ago. However, (Give a detailed description of the reason for your leave). I propose that I be given the time of as leave without pay.
I am working on several projects at the moment and (Name of staff member who will be covering your work), a member of my team, can easily take over my tasks. I will be available by (Communication methods you prefer) f anyone from team needs to contact me.
I would also like to take this chance to assure you that my output will not decline due to this leave. Thank you for your time.
(Salutation with last name of manager) ,
I am writing to request an unpaid leave starting from (Dates of leave). I have just returned from my annual leave and do not have any more off days left for this year. However, I urgently need to (Short description of why leave is required).
I recommend that (name of coworker) to take over my role until I return. I will not be completely out of contact and you can reach me by (mode of communication) at any time during my leave period.
I appreciate your cooperation in this matter.