22nd July 2009
Dear Mr. Davidson,
Re. Paternity Leave
As you are aware my wife is pregnant and is in the final month of her pregnancy, very close to delivering our first child. I would like to apply for paternity leave starting immediately after her delivery. As this is our first child, it is not possible for me to confirm the exact date of delivery at this moment. I would like to avail two weeks of statutory paternity leave and an additional of two weeks of unpaid leave, till my parents come to stay with my wife and our child.
I shall resume work immediately after the completion of four weeks. I wish to thank you for understanding my situation and considering my application.