Maternity Leave

VMware is dedicated to work-life balance and offers a family-friendly environment that is supportive of working parents. VMware provides maternity leave so that you can take the necessary time off work to recover and to bond with your new baby.


If you are the biological/adoptive mother of the child or the primary carer, you are entitled to leave and pay in line with the maternity policy.


In case of pregnancy, you are entitled to ninety (90) calendar days of maternity leave, paid at 100% of your base salary, inclusive of allowances.

If required, upon the end of your maternity leave, you may refrain from working for a maximum period of one hundred (100) 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 licenced practitioner.

Upon your return to work and for the period of 18 months following delivery, you shall be entitled to two (2) additional breaks throughout the working day for the purpose of nursing your child. Please discuss these directly with your Manager.

Treatment of Bonus/Commission Plans whilst on Maternity Leave

Bonus: Please see the VMware Corporate Bonus Plan Rules.

Commission: Please see the VMware Inc, Sales and Compensation Terms and Conditions for the relevant period.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

You should inform your manager and HR Source [1] [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:

Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

While on maternity leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source [1] [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 [1] [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 [2] life event page.