Sick Time Off

At VMware we encourage a healthy work environment. You are entitled to take Sick Time Off in accordance with statutory requirements with the understanding that sick days are solely for recuperating from an illness or injury.


VMware provides paid Sick Time Off in accordance to the law for any illness supported by a medical certificate.

For prolonged illness you may be eligible for disability payments from the Disability Insurance Plan subject to the terms and conditions of the policy.

Short term Sick Time Off (less than 16 days) paid by Employer

If you cannot attend work because you have been taken ill, you should contact your Manager and/or HR Source EMEA as early as possible, providing:

  • the nature of your illness.
  • the expected length of absence from work.
  • contact details; and
  • any outstanding or urgent work that requires attention.

Self-certification may be used for a maximum of 3 consecutive calendar days at time, calculated from the first day of absence. This means that starting from the 4th consecutive day of absence, you must document your illness by way of a doctor’s certificate.

For questions related to the self-certification, please contact HR Source EMEA.

Sick pay during short term sick time off

Companies are obliged to pay sick pay for up to 16 working days, calculated from the first day of absence due to sickness or injury.

Sick pay during the employer’s period is calculated based on ordinary earned monthly income. This is calculated based on the average monthly income from employment reported in the ‘A-scheme’ during the last three months before the employee became sick.

Long term Sick Time Leave (more than 16 days) sick pay paid by NAV

After the end of the 16 consecutive days of absence due to illness, you will need to apply for sick pay directly from the NAV.

Sick pay during long term sick time off

NAV will calculate sick pay based on the employee’s pensionable earnings. The basis for sickness pay is currently 6 times the National Insurance Basic Amount (6G).

For long-term sick leave up to one year, VMware will top up the difference up to 9G of regular salary (including fixed salary, commission, car allowance).

National insurance basic amount (“G”) revised each year in May.

Caring for Sick children

You are entitled to 10 days per year in case of sickness of your child or sickness of the childminder. If you are caring for more than two children, you are entitled to 15 days per year. If you are a single parent, you are entitled to 20 days in case of 1 child or 30 days in case of two or more. In cases where children have chronic illnesses, more days can be granted. The sickness of children or childminders must be documented by way of self-certification or a medical certificate.

Scheduling Sick Leave

  • You should notify your manager as soon as possible that you will not be coming to work due to illness or injury. When absent due to illness, you must provide your manager and HR Source with a medical certificate within three (3) working days.
  • Record your short-term Sick Time off time in Workday

Contact Us

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Last Updated: 1 Jan 2022, 4:23 PM