At VMware we encourage a healthy work environment. You are entitled to take Sick Leave in accordance with statutory requirements with the understanding that sick days are solely for recuperating from an illness or injury.
If you are on Sick Leave, the company will normally make payment of salary (including bonus and commission subject to the terms of those plans) (inclusive of Statutory Sick Pay) for periods of sickness absence up to a maximum of 13 weeks in any full calendar year. This will be pro-rated for new hires. If you are absent from work for more than seven (7) days, you must obtain a certificate from a doctor stating the reasons you are not fit for work and why and supply it to HR Source [VMware network access required]. If after twenty-eight (28) weeks of continuous Sick Leave, you remain on nil pay you may be eligible to claim incapacity pay from the state. If you are in receipt of income from the VMware Income Protection provider, you are not eligible to claim this State benefit.
Scheduling Sick Leave
All Sick Leave, planned or unplanned, must be discussed with your manager. If an absence is unexpected, you should notify your manager no later than one (1) hour after the time you were expected to start work.
Returning to Work
- Contact your manager to confirm your return to work date. If you have been absent for more than twenty-one (21) days, you will need to a provide a doctor’s certificate that you are fit to return to work to HR Source [VMware network access required], prior to your return to work.
- Record your Sick Leave days in Workday [VMware network access required].
Note: This information is an overview of Sick Leave. Refer to the UK Time Away From Work Policy [VMware network access required] for detailed information.