Request Work From Home For A Family Emergency [Email]

Request email to work from home due to family emergencies

Sometimes, you’ll need to work from home for a day or a week due to a family emergency. Below, you’ll find an email template to request work from home for a family or medical emergency.

Copy and paste the email subject and body you see below. Then, customize the template to fit your situation. 


WFH request for a family emergency

Subject: Request for Emergency Remote Work Day

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope this message finds you well. Due to a family emergency, specifically [mention reason briefly, e.g., sick child, parent’s medical appointment], I am requesting to work from home today.

I’ll be online and fully accessible as normal. I appreciate your understanding and flexibility in this matter.

Thank you for your consideration.


[Your name]


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This email template is part of our series on ways to request work from home. If you’d like to see some other options (and edit them in Google Docs or Microsoft Word), you can download all 18 templates for free.

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