Maternity Leave

VMware supports employees and their families in one of the most important times in life – the birth or adoption of a child. Maternity Leave allows mothers to take time off in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to recover and to bond with your baby.


All Regular full-time female employees are entitled to Maternity Leave in accordance with the Maternity Benefits Act.

Maternity Leave is paid at the average daily rate for the days the employee has worked in the three months prior to the first day of leave.

Adoption or Surrogate Leave Entitlement

Employees who legally adopt a child below the age of three months or who are a commissioning mother shall be entitled to a Maternity Benefit for a period of 26 weeks from the date the child is placed with the adopting mother or the commissioning mother. A commissioning mother is a biological mother who uses her egg to create an embryo implanted in any other woman.

Miscarriage Leave 

In the event of a miscarriage, up to 6 weeks of paid leave will be granted immediately following a miscarriage, subject to production of a certificate from a registered medical practitioner. Employee may avail local miscarriage leave or global bereavement leave [1] and not both.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

          Note: Refer to sample Form A [4] which has instructions to fill the form.

Returning to Work

While on Maternity Leave, you should maintain open communication with your manager. VMware will assume that you wish to return to work at the end of your Maternity Leave period. However, you should contact HR Source [3] [VMware network access required] towards the end of your leave to confirm your return to work.

Flexible Work Arrangements

Employee returning from maternity leave can discuss flexible work arrangements with the manager.

For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption [5] life event page.