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:  

A copy of the full GPPL policy is available here [1].

A copy of the FAQ’s is here [2].


This Program applies to all full-time and part-time permanent employees (“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.


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

Under local law you are entitled to take up to 28 weeks maternity leave (37 weeks for multiple births). The term may not be shorter than 14 weeks and may not be interrupted or ended before 6 weeks following childbirth. If the child was delivered stillborn you shall be entitled to the maternity leave for the period of 14 weeks.

The GPPL policy will provide you up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave, paid at your base salary rate (subject   to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE) inclusive the statutory maternity entitlement. After 18 weeks the remaining 10 weeks you will receive your statutory maternity payment only.

Your Maternity leave period may begin 8 to 6 weeks prior to your due date.

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.


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.


GPPL is paid at 100% of an employee’s base salary rate (subject to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE) for a maximum of eighteen (18) weeks You will need to confirm your weekly amount of statutory maternity payment to VMware as soon as possible. After the 18 weeks you will receive statutory maternity leave payment only.

Notice requirements

 You must inform your manager and HR Source of your pregnancy and provide a copy of your medical certificate from your doctor, indicating your child’s expected due date and confirm the date you intend to start your maternity leave. 

Returning to work

Following the end of your maternity leave period, ensure that you notify your intended return date the HR Source team.

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption [3] life event page.  

Please note: This information is an overview of Maternity Leave only. To check any other eligible leave entitlement please refer to the Czech Republic Family Leave Policy [VMware network access required] for detailed information.