Family Responsibility Leave

VMware provides Family Responsibility Leave in accordance with statutory requirements so that you can take the necessary time off work to care of your child.


Once you have been employed with the Company for four (4) or more months, you are entitled to three (3) days’ paid family responsibility leave (subject to the provisions of the relevant legislation) during each complete year of your employment with the Company.

You may take this leave:

  • when your child falls sick; or
  • following the death of your spouse, life partner, child, adopted child, parent, adoptive parent, grandparent, grandchild, or sibling.

Please note that any bereavement leave entitlement under our Time Away from Work Policy that you take will count first against this leave entitlement.

Family Responsibility Leave can be taken in respect of a whole or part of a day.  Any unused entitlement for this type of leave will lapse at the end of each calendar year.

Salary during Family Responsibility Leave

You will receive your usual base salary for up to three (3) consecutive days of your Family Responsibility Leave.

Scheduling Family Responsibility Leave

  • Discuss your Family Responsibility Leave plans in advance with your manager and HR Source [VMware network access required]. 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 Family Responsibility Leave.
  • Once agreed with your manager, enter your Family Responsibility Leave time off in Workday [VMware network access required] under time off type Family Care Time Off (Hours).

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 Family Responsibility Leave only. To check any other eligible leave entitlement please refer to the South Africa Paid Family Leave Policy [VMware network access required] for detailed information

Contact Us

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Phone: 1-888-869-2738

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2021, 1:19 PM