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 child.

A copy of the full GPPL policy is here.

A copy of the FAQ’s is here.


This Program applies to all full-time and part-time permanent employees (“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.


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

By Portuguese Labor Law Regulations, employees are entitled to a total initial parental leave of 120 or 150 consecutive days (depending on the parents’ choice).

The GPPL Policy will provide employees a top up payment between the statutory maternity / parental benefit and  their base salary rate (subject to applicable law) or, for commissioned employees, on target earnings (OTE), up to eighteen (18) weeks of leave (126 days), 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.

In case of multiple births, the parent is entitled to an extra 30 days for each additional birth e.g., based on a parental leave of 120 or 150 days:

However, please note that the GPPL policy will only top up the salary payments until the 18th week inclusive, any extended period you may take in case of multiple children you will only receive statutory parental leave benefits.


You will need to apply for the statutory maternity leave first and confirm the statutory maternity /parental allowance payment you receive. The company will then top up the difference between your confirmed statutory payment and your salary for a period of 18 weeks.


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.

Notice requirements

You must inform your manager and HR Source of your pregnancy and provide a copy of your medical certificate from your doctor, indicating your child’s expected due date and confirm the date you intend to start your maternity leave.

Returning to work

While on Maternity 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 Maternity Leave period however; you should contact the HR Source [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 page.

Please note: This information is an overview of Maternity Leave only. To check any other eligible leave entitlement please refer to the Portugal Family Leave Policy [VMware network access required] for detailed information.


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Last Updated: 24 Jun 2022, 1:15 PM