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.


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.

You may be eligible for other leaves in addition to Parental Leave. Review the Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave pages for more information.


A parental benefit is payable for a total of four hundred and eighty (480) days, except for sixty (60) days, may be transferred from one parent to the other. Sole guardians are entitled to four hundred and eighty (480) days. The parental allowance for the first three hundred and ninety (390) days is equal to 80% of your salary up to a maximum of 7.5 price base amounts. A further ninety (90) days are granted at SEK 180 per day. Finally, one hundred and eighty (180) extra days are granted for each additional child in the case of multiple births.

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.

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

HR Source
ASK HR [VMware network access required]
Call 29200 or (+353) 214666909 > Select HR