Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave is part of the Global Paid Parental Leave Policy “GPPL”

VMware recognizes the importance and value of its employees’ family lives and seeks to provide  a family-friendly environment that is supportive of working parents.

The Global Paid Parental Leave Program (“Program”) is intended to:

  • provide minimum leave and payment benefits for new parents employed by VMware; and
  • support all eligible employees to take time off from work for pre-natal periods subject to applicable local law, childbirth, placement of a child for adoption, and/or to spend time with their new

A copy of the full GPPL policy is available here

A copy of the FAQ’s is here

Eligibility

This Program applies to all full-time and part-time employees permanent (“Employees” or “Employee”) directly employed by VMware. Subject to applicable law, contractors and non-employees are not eligible to participate in this Program. All active employees whose child is born on or after March 1 2022 are eligible for the leave entitlement detailed below.  If your child was born prior to March 1 2022, please note that the previous leave policy applies. To understand your entitlements under the previous leave policy please contact HR Source.

Entitlement

Employees are entitled to receive up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave, paid at their base salary rate (subject   to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE), where they seek time off from work for pre-natal periods subject to applicable local law, childbirth, placement of a child for adoption, and/or to spend time with their new child.

To the extent possible under local law, all GPPL will run concurrently with any other Local Benefits and/or any applicable contractual terms.

Employees who are the legal parent of the new child have twelve (12) months to avail of GPPL from the date of their new child’s birth or from the official legal adoption placement date or from an earlier date, if provided for by Local Benefits. GPPL can be used all at once or divided into a maximum of three separate  blocks of time, which do not have to be equal lengths of time off. For the avoidance of doubt, any Local Benefits already availed will be set off against GPPL.

If required, upon the end of your maternity leave, you may refrain from working for a maximum period of forty five (45) unpaid consecutive or non-consecutive days, due to a medical condition relating to the pregnancy or birth.  Such condition will need to be established by means of a medical certificate which must be provided by a UAE approved and licensed practitioner.

Upon your return to work and for the period of 6 months following delivery, you shall be entitled to two (2) additional breaks throughout the working day for the purpose of nursing your child. The duration of the two breaks must not exceed one hour. Please discuss these directly with your Manager.

Benefits

All benefits will continue to be provided and subject to the terms and conditions of the benefit plan in force at that time. Vacation continues to accrue whilst on leave of absence

Scheduling Maternity Leave

You should inform your manager and HR Source [VMware network access required] of your pregnancy as soon as reasonably possible, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period.

To take advantage of the right to maternity leave and maternity pay, you must:

  • Provide a copy of your medical certificate (which you can obtain from your doctor) indicating the expected due date as soon as possible and no later than the 7th month of your pregnancy to HR Source [VMware network access required].
  • Confirm in writing (via email is fine) to HR Source [VMware network access required], the date you intend to start your maternity leave.

Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

While on maternity leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source [VMware network access required]. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your maternity leave period however; you should contact HR Source [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled maternity leave to confirm and arrange your return to work.

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption life event page.

Contact Us

Contact HR Source [VMware network access required]
ASK HR [VMware network access required]
Phone: 1-888-869-2738

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2022, 1:03 PM