If a family member suffers from a serious, unexpected, and dangerous condition that requires your immediate presence, in that case, it is preferable to request an emergency leave without further thought.
Because in such instances, if anything bad happens, we can’t change it again. To prevent this from happening, you need to respond immediately and do the right thing.
As an employee, you must obtain your manager’s permission to take emergency leave, and for that, you must write an emergency leave request.
Simple Family Emergency Leave Email to Manager
Sub: Request for emergency leave.
My name is [Employee Name], [Designation] in our company. I am writing to apply for emergency leave.
I got a call that my father is feeling unwell. He is in hospital now. I must go as soon as possible.
Therefore, please grant me leave today i.e. [Date]. If an extended leave is needed, I will inform you immediately.
I shall be most grateful for this.
Family Problem Emergency Leave Letter for Personal Reasons
Sub: Application for urgent leave.
I am [Employee Name] working in our company as a [Designation]. I am writing to request a leave today i.e. on [Date] due to personal family issues.
Tomorrow I will be back at work as usual.
So please approve my leave application.
Emergency Leave Due to Medical Surgery of Family Member
Sub: Application for emergency leave.
My name is [your name], I work in our company as a [Designation]. My father has eye surgery tomorrow in [name of hospital] and I have to stay there to look after him.
Therefore, I request a day off tomorrow i.e. on [date].
I hope you consider my request.
Family Emergency Leave Email for One Day
Sub: Emergency leave for one day.
Further to our recent conversation, I got a call from my son’s school that he is feeling unwell. He is diagnosed with a high fever.
So I have to go to the school immediately and either bring him home or take him to the hospital.
So I am asking for emergency leave today. If there is urgent work, my colleague [colleague’s name] will attain work.
I hope you approve my leave request today, i.e. on [date].
Family Emergency Leave for Two Days
Sub: Emergency leave request for 2 days.
For your information, today I received a call that my father had a heart attack and was hospitalized. I want to go immediately and take care of him. I need at least two days to go and return.
If an extended leave is needed, I will let you know immediately.
So please allow me to take leave for today and tomorrow i.e. [date 1] and [date 2].
I would be grateful if you could approve my leave.
Family Emergency Leave for Many Days
Sub: Emergency Leave for 3 days.
I am writing to get your approval for 3 days of leave due to a dispute in my family. I will solve this problem no matter the circumstances, and I will return to work as usual.
Therefore, I request you to please grant me leave for these three days. From [date] to [date].
I shall be grateful to you.
Family Medical Emergency Leave Email
Sub: Emergency Leave application
I am writing to inform you that my sister had an accident and was admitted to the hospital by local residents. As per the information, a car hit her two-wheeler.
I would have to go to the hospital immediately and look after my sister.
Therefore kindly approve my leave request.
Half-Day Leave Due to Family Emergency
Sub: Half-day emergencey leave application.
I am writing this to request an emergency leave. My daughter’s school informed me she has fainted from a heat stroke. The principal said to take her home immediately and give her enough rest.
So please give me half a day off so I can take my daughter home right away.
So kindly approve my leave request.
Family Emergency Leave Whatsapp Message to Manager
I am [Employee name], [Designation] writing this to request leave due to a medical emergency of my wife.
She was hospitalized and I should look after her.
So please grant me leave today, i.e. [date].
Family Emergency Leave Letters for School
Sub: Emergency leave letter.
I am [student name], a student of class 8th C roll no 21. Because of a personal problem in my family, I am not able to attend school today.
Therefore, please grant me leave today i.e. on [date], I will return to classes tomorrow.
My parents also gave me permission to apply for leave. Please contact my father’s mobile no 8525XXXX70 for any confirmation.
I would be grateful to you.
Sub: Emergency Leave Letter.
I am writing to inform you that my father’s medical situation is not good today. He was taken to hospital. My mother alone doesn’t take care of everything, so I also go to the hospital to take care of my father.
So please give me two days of leave on [date 1] and [date 2].
I will be grateful to you in that regard.
Class & Section,
Roll no. XX.
Format 3 (by Parents)
Sub: Emergency Leave Request.
I am [Parent Name], parent of [Student’s name], who is a student of class 7th A roll no 12 in your school. Due to her grandfather’s sudden health issue, we are going to our hometown today.
So she cannot come to school for three days. Her grandfather wants to see her.
So please allow her to take leave for three days from [date 1] to [date 2].
We shall be thankful to you.
Family Emergency Leave Reasons
- Personal problems
- Family member illness
- Medical emergency
- Family disputes
- Accidents & injuries
- Urgent appointments
- Death of closed ones
- Medical surgeries
How to Request Leave for Family Emergency
As family emergencies happen suddenly, you don’t have time to go and explain everything to your manager. It is therefore preferable to write an email or message to your boss in order to request an emergency leave.
- Subject Line: Use a simple subject line in your emergency leave email or application letter. Eg: Emergency Leave Request (or) Emergency leave application for [reason].
- Employee Details: If you are not familiar with your manager, it is better to mention your name and designation in the first line of the email.
If you are already very familiar then you can mention your details at the end of the letter/email.
- Reason for Leave: You should mention the real reason behind this emergency leave. If you do not want to disclose, you may mention “Leave because of personal family problems”.
In some cases, like medical emergencies, it is better to explain the reason for the leave.
- Number of Leaves: Mention the number of days you need leave.
- Other Necessary Information: Anything else like who takes responsibility for your pending work (or) when are you going to return (or) your contact information can be included in the leave application.