Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave is part of the Global Paid Parental Leave Policy “GPPL”

VMware recognizes the importance and value of its employees’ family lives and seeks to provide  a family-friendly environment that is supportive of working parents.  

 The Global Paid Parental Leave Program (“Program”) is intended to:  

  • provide minimum leave and payment benefits for new parents employed by VMware; and
  • support all eligible employees to take time off from work for pre-natal periods subject to applicable local law, childbirth, placement of a child for adoption, and/or to spend time with their new

A copy of the full GPPL policy is available here

A copy of the FAQ’s is here


This Program applies to all full-time and part-time employees permanent (“Employees” or “Employee”) directly employed by VMware. Subject to applicable law, contractors and non-employees are not eligible to participate in this Program. All active employees whose child is born on or after March 1 2022 are eligible for the leave entitlement detailed below.  If your child was born prior to March 1 2022, please note that the previous leave policy applies. To understand your entitlements under the previous leave policy please contact HR Source.

Maternity Leave Entitlement

Employees are entitled to receive up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave, paid at their base salary rate (subject  to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE), where they seek time off from work for pre-natal periods subject to applicable local law, childbirth, placement of a child for adoption, and/or to spend time with their new child.

 To the extent possible under local law, all GPPL will run concurrently with any other Local Benefits and/or any applicable contractual terms.

Employees who are the legal parent of the new child have twelve (12) months to avail of GPPL from the date of their new child’s birth or from the official legal adoption placement date or from an earlier date, if provided for by Local Benefits. GPPL can be used all at once or divided into a maximum of three separate  blocks of time, which do not have to be equal lengths of time off. For the avoidance of doubt, any Local Benefits already availed will be set off against GPPL.

In Luxembourg you are entitled to 20 weeks statutory maternity leave. This is comprised of 8 weeks antenatal leave and 12 weeks postnatal leave. As the GPPL provides for paid leave up until 18 weeks, the remaining 2 weeks of your statutory maternity entitlement in Luxembourg will be paid based on the state maternity allowance.

If the birth occurs before the expected date of delivery, the days of antenatal leave not taken are added to the postnatal leave (however the total duration of the maternity leave must not exceed 20 weeks)

If birth occurs after the expected date, the duration of postnatal leave will not be reduced.


All benefits will continue to be provided and subject to the terms and conditions of the benefit plan in force at that time. Vacation continues to accrue whilst on leave of absence.

Scheduling Maternity Leave

By Law you are not permitted to work beyond 8 weeks before your expected date of delivery. If reasonably practical, we ask that you give notice of your intention to take maternity leave at least twelve (12) weeks prior to your expected date of delivery.

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

Contact Us

Contact HR Source [VMware network access required]
ASK HR [VMware network access required]
Phone: (+359) 28041003

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2022, 4:12 PM