Parental Leave

VMware is dedicated to the work-life balance of our people, and we provide a family-friendly environment that is supportive of working parents. ​The UK Family Leave Policy [1] [VMware network access required] helps ensure that you have the information and support you need during this time.​


Full and part time VMware employees are eligible for unpaid Parental Leave. It does not apply to agency workers or self-employed contractors.


You may be eligible for other leaves in addition to Parental Leave. Review the Maternity Leave [2] and Paternity Leave [3] pages for more information.

Scheduling Parental Leave

You should inform your manager and HR Source [1] [VMware network access required] of your plans as soon as reasonably possible, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period.

Returning to Work

While on Parental Leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source [1] [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 HR Source [1] [VMware network access requiredtowards the end of your scheduled Parental 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 [4] page.

Note: This information is an overview of maternity leave. Refer to the UK Family Leave Policy [5] [VMware network access required] for detailed information. From time to time, the policy may be revised to maintain compliance with local law. The policy is for guidance and information only. It does not form part of your contract of employment.