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. In Sweden both mothers and fathers are eligible for parental leave and there is no separate maternity or paternity policy


To be eligible for Parental Leave you must be the mother or father of a child under the age of eight (8) years and have responsibility for the child’s upbringing.


You are entitled to paid Parental Leave for four hundred and eighty (480) days. Parental Leave can be shared by both parents, but sixty (60) days must be taken by the mother, and sixty (60) days by the father. The parent taking Parental Leave has the right to reduced working hours until the child reaches eight (8) years of age.


VMware will pay 100% of your basic salary for the first 30 days of your parental leave. Thereafter for the next 120 days VMware will top up your parental leave pay to 80% of your base salary if there is any difference in statutory parental pay and your basic pay (for example if there is any cap on the statutory pay). For the remaining days you are entitled to statutory pay only.

The mother can start drawing parental benefit sixty (60) days before the expected birth. The benefit may be drawn at any time until the child reaches the age of eight (8) or completes the first class of school, and may be drawn as full, three-quarters, one-half or one-quarter parental benefit.

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. Be sure to contact HR Source [VMware network access required] during your Maternity Leave to schedule your Parental Leave. Leave can be taken in full days (7.5 hours) or half days (3.75 hours)

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: 1-888-869-2738