Parental Leave

VMware provides Parental Leave in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to take care for your child.


To be eligible for Parental Leave you must be the mother or father of a child and have responsibility for the child’s upbringing.


Unpaid Parental Leave of up to three (3) years from the child’s birth or adoption can be taken. The Workers’ Statute also allows men and women to reduce their working day when looking after a child up to the age of six (6) years. The leave period may not be extended, unless another child is born or adopted.

In the case of an early birth, or if the baby must be hospitalized after birth, the mother or the father may have the right to either leave work during one (1) hour per day or to reduce their working time by a maximum of two (2) hours, with salary reduction.

Scheduling Parental Leave

Discuss your Parental Leave plans, in advance, with your manager. While business requirements must be taken into consideration, your manager will work with you to ensure that work load does not restrict you from taking Parental Leave. Be sure to contact HR Source [VMware network access required] during your Maternity Leave to schedule your Parental Leave.

Returning to Work

While on Parental 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 Parental Leave period however; you should contact your HR Source [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled leave to confirm and arrange your return to work. You have a right to return to your job only during the first year of leave; thereafter, you retain only preferential rights to vacancies for the same or a similar category of job within the firm.

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: (+34) 914125008

Last Updated: 1 Jan 2022, 12:13 PM