Maternity Leave

VMware is dedicated to work-life balance and offers a family-friendly environment that is supportive of working parents. VMware provides Maternity Leave in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to recover and to bond with your new baby. 


You may be eligible for other leaves in addition to Maternity Leave. Review the Adoption Leave [1]Parental Leave [2] and/or Paternity Leave [3] pages for more information. 

Premature Births (in advance of 37 weeks)

In the event of a premature birth, you are entitled to an extended period of basic maternity leave equivalent to the duration between the actual date of birth of the premature baby and the date when the maternity leave was expected to commence. This extension to basic maternity leave will be ineligible for Company pay however you may be eligible for state benefit. Premature births must be notified to
HR Source.

Pay Entitlement

Scheduling Maternity Leave 

You should inform your manager and HR Source [6] [VMware network access required], in writing, of your intention to take Statutory Maternity Leave as soon as reasonably possible and no later than four (4) weeks in advance, so that proper arrangements can be made. At the same time you should also notify them of your intention to take Additional Maternity Leave, or no later than 4 weeks before the expiration of your Statutory Maternity Leave. 

Returning to Work 

While on Maternity Leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source [6] [VMware network access required]. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your Maternity Leave period however; you should contact HR Source [6] [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled Maternity 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 [7] life event page.