Paternity Leave Letter – How to write yours

It might not seem like a very traditional holiday, but Paternity leaves’ are a thing – and they are here to stay. This is the purpose of a paternity leave letter.

Like a Maternity leave, a Paternity leave provides parents a period of paid absence from work shortly before and after the birth of their child. Paternity leave is leave taken by parents or soon to be fathers in other to be there physically during the birth of their child and also emotionally for their wives sometimes it can be taken during an adoption process. It’s importance – for fathers cannot be over emphasized as it not only shows responsibility but helps the man plan for the new addition to his family.

Most companies offer paternity leave as an incentive to employee’s because it helps fathers plan and prevents a drop in their productivity brought about by the stress associated with the period of child birth or adoption. However, it is still paramount to notify the necessary authorities of your intention because the Paternity leave aids a company adjusts for the temporary absence of a staff

Tips on Writing a Paternity Leave Letter

Apply on time

Most companies will not turn down paternity leave applications, but timing can be the difference between a positive and negative response. Using on time will help management make plans for your absence especially if you are a critical staff as no company would want to affect their productivity.

Finish the jobs on your desk (or at least give assurances that you can)

You are more likely to get you leave if you can complete all the work on your desk or give the management idea that you can finish before your Leave date arrives

Find out the companies policies on paternity leave:

Check out the handbook on company policies so you can make your application by the book. And guide you in the process of writing your application letter.

Give reasons for your leave :

Make sure to give concrete reasons you need the Leave within the parternity leave letter to be there for your wife, to plan for the coming of the child, to relax  from the emotional stress and also you will want to come back more productive

Give the duration of requested time off:

In your paternity leave letter, ensure not to leave out desired time for the Leave, and the length as this is very vital information

 

Paternity Leave Letter Sample 1

Calvin E. Cooper,

General Clerk,

PriceRite Warehouse Club

1484 Neville Street

Columbus, Indiana

9th August 2017

 James Chase

Assistant Manager

PriceRite Warehouse Club

1484 Neville Street

Columbus, Indiana

Dear Mr James

 I am delighted to announce the arrival of my son on 7th August 2017 I would like to request that the company for its support during this stressful period.

My letter is to humbly request for a paternity leave as from 9th August to 29th August 2017 as stated in the company hand book. To be with my wife and help her recover also it is important for me to take care of my son providing and planning for the future of my family.

I can assure you cleared all the present work on my table in preparation for my leave.I would be at home and can be contacted by mobile in case of emergencies. I promise to come back stronger and more focused.

I look forward to your favorable reply.

Sincerely

(Signature)

Calvin Cooper.

 

Paternity Leave Letter Sample 2

 

John Doe

Web developer,

PriceRite Warehouse Club

1484 Neville Street

Columbus, Indiana

9th August 2017

 

 

James Chase

Assistant Manager

PriceRite Warehouse Club

1484 Neville Street

Columbus, Indiana

Dear Mr./Ms/Mrs

My name is John Doe, and I work for the company as a web developer. My supervisor is James Hardy.

I wish to request for parental leave for 30 days starting from 2nd of February to the 2nd of March two days before the delivery due date .my wife will deliver our newborn on or about 4th of February. I would like to be there with my wife for the birth of the child.  We have no immediate help as my parents are too old to travel.

  I have sought the approval of my supervisor and worked to ensure all existing projects I’m involved in is completed before my leave starts

  I’m looking forward to a positive reply from you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

John Doe

Web Developer

PriceRite Warehouse Club

johndoe@web.com

 

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