If employed in the United Kingdom, you are entitled to take time off work if you are ill. This is known as sick leave. Your employer may require you to provide a doctor’sdoctor’s note confirming your illness, but in most cases, they will not force you to take unpaid leave if you cannot work due to sickness.
There is no legal limit on how much sick leave you can take, but most employers will have their policies in place regarding how much sick leave is allowed. Most employers will allow you to take a few days off work if you are sick before they require you to provide a doctor’sdoctor’s note. However, if your sickness persists or if you have a chronic illness, your employer may require you to take extended leave or even offer you a position on reduced hours.
(Name of the Officer/Boss)
Sub.: Request for leave from work due to my illness.
I am writing to request an indefinite leave of absence from work. Unfortunately, I have been experiencing some health problems that have made it difficult for me to perform my job duties.
With my doctor’s approval, I am seeking an indefinite leave of absence to focus on my health and recovery. I understand that this leave is typically unpaid, but I would appreciate it if we could discuss the possibility of using some of my paid time off during this period.
I look forward to returning to work as soon as possible, but I cannot provide a specific date. I will update you on my progress and let you know when I am ready to return to work.
Looking forward to your support now at this juncture of my life.
(Name of the Employee)