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Leave request (not holiday) form template

When to use it

This manual form is used to request and approve general leave, and incorporates flexibility regarding leave being taken in days or hours, and shift workers.

Leave request (not holiday)

Name:  
Department:  

DATES REQUESTED

PLEASE NOTE: First day and Last day means your first and last days of leave; Last day does not refer to your first day back at work after your leave.

[Shift Workers: Please count only those days you would have been scheduled to work (including Sats/ Suns/Bank Holidays). Do not include your normal off days in the number of days to be deducted.]

If taking a half day, specify AM or PM in the appropriate box(es).

The full Leave request (not holiday) form template will be available once purchased.

Reviewed 25 January 2022

Absence explained

Absence can come in many forms, some unavoidable (emergencies), some vital (family, holidays - for wellbeing), some manageable (education, long term absences), and some unwanted (such as absenteeism - short term sickness). It refers to any time taken off work by an employee and is usually categorised into authorised and unauthorised absence.

Authorised absence refers to absence approved by someone with permission to do so, and includes annual leave, time off in lieu (TOIL), reasonable sick leave, and parental leave.

Unauthorised absence occurs when the employee is not given permission for absence, or is not given permission after it has occurred, and can include long-term sick leave without reasonable supporting evidence, persistent lateness, or holiday not being agreed in line with the Company's policies.