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 so that you can take the necessary time off work to recover and to bond with your new baby. 


All female employees who give birth to a child. Employees may take advantage of maternity leave up to 3 times in line with the applicable law. You can apply for maternity leave as soon as your pregnancy has been confirmed, by a doctor. There is no minimum service requirement.


You are entitled to take up to 90 days statutory paid maternity leave plus an additional 45 days provided by VMware to allow additional time for bonding with your newborn. This period of leave is inclusive of any statutory maternity leave entitlement. Any maternity leave entitlement taken by you will count first against your statutory maternity leave entitlement.

Your period of maternity leave may begin any time from:

  • 45 days before the expected date of your child’s birth unless otherwise agreed with the Company; or
  • on a date from which a certified medical practitioner or a midwife certifies that it is necessary for your health/the health of your unborn child.

Please note that a minimum of 45 days of maternity leave must be taken prior to the birth of your child. The remaining 90 days can be taken once your baby is born.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

 You should inform your Manager and HR Source (LINK) of your pregnancy as soon as reasonably possible or minimum 4 weeks prior commencing your leave, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period.

Please refer to the guidelines and required documentation which are detailed in the Egypt Paid Family Leave Policy [VMware network access required] that you will need to provide before commencing your leave and after returning to work.

Additional unpaid Maternity Leave

Employees may take additional, unpaid maternity leave for up to 2 years and 3 months. During this period of unpaid leave, employees will be required to contribute to 50% of their medical insurance with the Company.

Vacation Time Off entitlement will cease on your last day of paid employment with VMware. During the period of the unpaid maternity leave there will be no vacation Time Off entitlement, nor will any such entitlement accrue during this period, nor will you have access to any other VMware benefit other than the medical insurance policy as specified above.

Returning to Work

While on Maternity Leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your Maternity Leave period however; 

you should contact HR Source 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. 

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

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