Carer’s Leave

VMware provides Carer’s Leave with the main purpose to enable you to personally provide full-time care and attention for a person who qualifies as being in need of full time care as decided by and verified by Department of Social Protection.


To be eligible for Carer’s Leave you must have completed at least twelve (12) months of continuous service with VMware before the commencement of the leave.


Carer’s Leave is an unpaid leave of up to one hundred and four (104) weeks in respect of any one care recipient. The minimum period that may be taken is thirteen (13) weeks. Carer’s Leave should be taken as:

  • One continuous block of one hundred and four (104) weeks; or
  • One or more periods, the total duration of which amounts to not more than one hundred and four (104)  weeks.

If Carer’s Leave is not taken in one continuous period of one hundred and four (104) weeks there must be a gap of at least six (6) weeks between the periods of Carer’s Leave in respect to the same recipient of care.


Carer’s Leave is unpaid. The right to both Annual Leave and Public Holidays is restricted to the period comprising of the first thirteen (13) weeks of your Carer’s Leave.

Scheduling Carer’s Leave

Discuss your Carer’s Leave plans, in advance, with your manager. You must give 6 weeks notice to your manager and HR Source [VMware network access required] before you intend to take Carer’s. Leave. 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 Carer’s Leave. You are obliged to notify VMware of any change of circumstances that affect your entitlement to Carer’s Leave.

Returning to Work

While on Carer’s Leave you should maintain open communication with your manager. If it is not reasonably practicable for VMware to allow you to return to work in the same job under the same or a similar contract of employment, then we may offer you suitable alternative employment under a new contract. The terms and conditions of this suitable alternative employment, will not be less favorable than those which previously applied to you.

Contact Us

Contact HR Source [VMware network access required]
ASK HR [VMware network access required]
Phone: (+353) 214666909


Carer’s Leave Application
Carer’s Leave Policy [VMware network access required]

Last Updated: 16 Nov 2021, 11:45 AM