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 in accordance with statutory requirements (Mutterschutzgesetz – MuSchG) so that you can take the necessary time off work to recover and to bond with your new baby. 


All female employees of VMware who are pregnant or have recently given birth are eligible for Maternity Leave. 

You may be eligible for other leaves in addition to maternity leave. Review the Parental Leave page for more information. 


Mothers are entitled to six (6) weeks of leave before the expected due date and eight (8) weeks after the birth of your child. 


Maternity pay is paid by the health insurance up to a limit. VMware pays the difference between the statutory health insurance payment and 100% pay. 

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. 

Returning to Work 

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 the HR Source [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled Maternity Leave to confirm and arrange your return to work. 

If you plan on taking Parental Leave right after your Maternity Leave you must tell your manager and HR Source [VMware network access requiredat least seven (7) weeks before the start of your Parental Leave  in accordance with statutory requirements (Bundeselterngeld- und Elternzeitgesetz – BEEG). 

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

Contact Us

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Phone: (+49) 89370617399

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2021, 8:39 AM