Paternity Leave

VMware believes that leave is an instrument of work-life balance and recognises 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.

Paternity Leave as defined herein is comprised of Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave, and Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave.


To be eligible for Paternity Leave you must be the biological / adoptive father of the child or the mother’s husband or partner (linked by a civil partnership (“PACS”) or common-law spouse). To be eligible for Global Paternity Leave, you must have been employed with VMware at the time of birth/adoption and have, or expect to have, responsibility for the child’s upbringing.

You may be eligible for other leaves in addition to Paternity Leave. Review the Parental Leave [1] page for more information.

Entitlement and Payment

If you have a newborn child(ren) or newly adopted child(ren) join your family, you are eligible for up to four (4) weeks (28 calendar days) Paternity Leave, paid at full base pay, inclusive of any statutory or CBA pay and daily social security indemnities.

All Paternity Leave must be taken within the first 6 months of the child’s birth date/legal placement of the child into your home, as follows:

Treatment of Bonus/Commission Plans whilst on Paternity Leave

Bonus: Please see the VMware Corporate Bonus Plan Rules.

Commission: Please see the VMware Inc, Sales and Compensation Terms and Conditions for the relevant period.

Scheduling Paternity Leave

You will need to comply with applicable statutory and CBA rules for informing VMware about Birth/Placement for Adoption Leave and Paternity and Infant Welcome Leave and the French Administration in case of Paternity Leave.

Any balance not utilised in accordance with the terms indicated above will be lost.

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption [2] page.

Note: This information is an overview of Paternity Leave, for detailed information, please contact HR Source [3] [VMware network access required]