Parental Leave

VMware provides Parental Leave in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to take care for your child. 


Any employee is entitled by law to 26 weeks of unpaid Parental Leave for each child, foster child or stepchild who is younger than eight (8) years old, provided that the child is living with you. Both parents are entitled to Parental Leave. 


The Statutory Parental Leave entitlement is twenty-six (26) weeks. By the law the first 9 weeks are paid by the employer, provided it is taken within the first year of birth.  Under VMware’s GPPL program, employees are entitled to 18 weeks paid parental leave within the first year of the child’s birth or adoption. Should you wish to take parental leave after the first year of birth or adoption, you are entitled to do so by law however this leave will be unpaid and the GPPL policy will not apply.

Scheduling Parental Leave 

Discuss your Parental Leave plans, in advance, with your manager. 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 Parental Leave. Mother’s should be sure to contact HR Source [VMware network access required] during your Maternity Leave to schedule your Parental Leave. 

Returning to Work 

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

Contact Us

Contact HR Source [VMware network access required]
ASK HR [VMware network access required]
Phone: (+31) 302849649

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2022, 2:28 PM