VMware is dedicated to work-life balance and offers a family-friendly environment that is supportive of working parents. VMware provides Maternity Leave in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to recover and to bond with your new baby.
All full-time and part-time employees (excluding agency workers or self-employed contractors), who are pregnant or have recently given birth, are eligible for Maternity Leave from the first day of employment with VMware.
You are entitled to take up to four (4) consecutive months’ Maternity Leave. This period of leave is inclusive of any statutory Maternity Leave entitlement.
Your period of Maternity Leave may begin any time from:
- four (4) weeks before the expected date of your child’s birth unless otherwise agreed with the Company; or
- on a date from which a certified medical practitioner or a midwife certifies that it is necessary for your health/the health of your unborn child.
VMware will supplement any statutory Maternity benefit you may be entitled to from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (“UIF”), so that the combined total equates to your full base salary in respect of your Maternity Leave. Please note that where you are eligible for UIF Statutory Maternity Benefit, you are required to obtain this from the UIF. You must confirm as soon as possible, to HR Source  [VMware network access required], what Statutory Maternity Benefit you are entitled to receive from the UIF. VMware will then calculate the difference between your most recent base salary and any such allowances and pay this to you. Where the UIF contribution is not confirmed to VMware before your period of leave, VMware will pay your salary on an estimated basis and adjust, if required, once we have received a valid receipt from the UIF, confirming the UIF contributions that have been made to you.
Treatment of Bonus/Commission Plans whilst on Maternity Leave
Bonus: Please see the VMware Corporate Bonus Plan Rules.
Commission: Please see the VMware Inc, Sales and Compensation Terms and Conditions for the relevant period.
Scheduling Maternity Leave
- You should inform your Manager and HR Source EMEA  [VMware network access required] of your pregnancy as soon as reasonably possible or within a minimum of 4 weeks prior to commencing your leave, so that proper arrangements can be made prior to your leave period.
- Once agreed with your Manager, please then contact HR Source EMEA  [VMware network access required]. HR Source EMEA  [VMware network access required] will support you with queries on the benefit and will work with the responsible teams to ensure your Maternity Leave is tracked correctly.
- Before the Company can arrange your Maternity Leave and pay, you will also need to provide HR Source EMEA  [VMware network access required] with a copy of your medical certificate from your doctor, indicating your child’s expected due date.
- Where you are eligible for UIF Statutory Maternity Benefit, you are required to obtain this from the UIF. You must confirm as soon as possible, to HR Source  [VMware network access required], what Statutory Maternity Benefit you are entitled to receive from the UIF.
Returning to Work
- While on Maternity Leave you should maintain open communication with your manager and HR Source EMEA  [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 HR Source EMEA  [VMware network access required] towards the end of your scheduled Maternity Leave to confirm and arrange your return to work.
- Please contact your doctor and ask whether you need to provide VMware with any notification documents after your return from maternity leave.
- In addition, you will need to provide any UIF payment receipts.
- Please note that you cannot return to work for six (6) weeks after the birth of your child, unless a medical practitioner or midwife certifies that this is acceptable.
For additional support and resources to consider with the addition of a child to your family, see the Birth or Adoption  life event page.
Please note: This information is an overview of Maternity Leave only. To check any other eligible leave entitlement please refer to the South Africa Family Leave Policy  [VMware network access required] for detailed information.