Paternity Leave

VMware believes that leave is an instrument of work-life balance and recognizes that fathers play an important role in raising children. To support this, VMware provides Paternity Leave so that you can take the necessary time off work to bond with your new baby.


To be eligible for Paternity Leave you must be the biological / adoptive father of the child or the mother’s husband or partner; and have, or expect to have, responsibility for the child’s upbringing. There is no minimum period of Company service required.


Eligible employees are entitled to 4 weeks of paid paternity leave, which can be taken from their child’s birth date.

We encourage you to take the paternity leave all in one go however you can also take it in weekly increments, within one year of the child’s birth. You are also able to take 5 further weeks of unpaid leave up until the child’s 2nd Birthday.

Paternity leave is extended by 18 working days per each additional child (born/adopted).

Scheduling Paternity Leave

We ask that you give as much notice as possible and VMware will endeavor to accommodate your request to take paternity leave.

Please note: This information is an overview of Paternity Leave. Refer to the Finland Paid Family Leave Policy [VMware network access required] for detailed information.

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

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