Refusal of Request for Letter of Recommendation

Writing any refusal can be a difficult task, or at least a fairly unpleasant one.  This sample Refusal of Request for Letter of Recommendation

letter can ease some of the anxiety that can come with creating such a letter.

This sample letter hones in on an ex-employee that had a great track record, was an excellent employee, just hadn't been with the company long enough to warrant a letter of recommendation.

Your refusal might not be activated by the same motives, and in that case this letter can be easily altered to address the reason for the refusal.

Perhaps your business is simply too large to really provide an honest and in-depth recommendation.

Or, perhaps, the number of employees you have had come through your doors is too large to write every one of them a letter of recommendation, and therefore it's policy to write none.

Whatever your reasons may be, this sample letter is in the very least an ample way to begin such a refusal.  

It's polite and concise, give it a try.


Dear _________, 

Your request for a letter of recommendation from our firm cannot be granted.  While the work that you performed for us was always satisfactory, we do not feel that it would be fair to either you or our firm to evaluate your capabilities based on a two month tenure of employment.

If any inquiries are made of us, we will reply most favorably.  We wish you the best of luck in the future.

Best regards,

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