An Application for Maternity Leave will require you to first find out about the maternity leave policy at your organisation and then accordingly plan and apply for the leave. Not only do you have to plan the leave before the expected date of delivery but also after it.
In most countries, maternity leaves are fully paid but vary in the number of days that are granted. Women writing to your HR department for grant of maternity leave need to mention the start and end date of absence and emergency contact details.
Following template of leave application letter can be used to apply for maternity leave. But while you do it make sure you have written to the HR/ personnel department to find out about your medical entitlements if your employer covers you under insurance.
<Contact: Address, Company Designation>
<Mangers Designation and Contact>
Sub: Application for maternity leave <write this in subject section in case of an email>
Dear <Manager’s Name>
<policy number><from date><to date>.
<name of the person who will fill in for you>,
<name of husband/guardian>
<Designation and Contact>
Location: Glasgow, Glasgow City, UK