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Paternity Leave Letter

In some countries it is customary to give paternity leave to the father –to- be. Although it is not mandatory but a company does allow its employees to take leave. Here in this letter one such employee is seeking leave under the paternity leave provision.

Here is a sample paternity leave letter:


James Hadley

Arthur Road,



The Mather and Andrews

Lawyers and Solicitors,

Rosewood Building,

Park Street,


21st June2010

Ref: Application for paternity leave

Dear Sir,

I am forwarding my application for paternity leave as you are well aware that my wife has delivered a baby last night. There is no one to look after my 3 year old daughter at home. I will find it difficult to manage home and office. Since my wife has had a cesarean section as her labor was difficult she will have to stay in the hospital for a week.

Besides this the baby has developed jaundice. Although the doctors say that it is not a cause to worry, my wife will get a discharge only after the baby is normal.

Sir, I therefore request you to kindly grant me a month’s paternity leave w.e.f. 22nd June, 2010.

Thanking you,


James Hadley

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