GitLab's leave policies are intended to provide team members time away from work to care for themselves as they recover from a serious health condition, care for a family member recovering from a serious health condition, to bond with a newborn or a newly placed child for adoption.
This page is designed to educate our team members about the different GitLab-specific leave policies available. Whenever allowed by law these leave programs are coordinated and run concurrently any entity specific leaves a team member may be eligible for. To find any entity specific leave programs you may be eligible for, please click on the link below.
GitLab's paid Parental Leave is for any team member (regardless of gender) who becomes a parent through child birth or adoption. To learn more about our Parental Leave policy and eligibility requirements, please refer to the Parental Leave section in our handbook.
GitLab is committed to protecting the rights of team members absent from work due to military leave. No team member or prospective team member will be subjected to any form of discrimination on the basis of membership in or obligation to perform service for any of the uniformed services of their country of residency.
Team Members may be eligible for statutory leave and/or protections under their own country's Military Leave policies. GitLab's Military Leave policy is intended to provide supplemental protections, if not provided by their own country's policies.
For leaves 31 days or less
For leaves greater than 31 days
Team members reporting for active duty of more than 31 days may be eligible for up to 6 months of unpaid leave. Eligibility for the full 6 months will be determined by the team members' statutory entitlement in their country as well as the needs of the business. If the leave is needed for more than 6 months, the team member will be offboarded, but is eligible for reinstatement if able to return within the required timeframe.
To be entitled to reinstatement, the following conditions must have been met:
When team members return from military service, they will be entitled to return to the position they would have attained if they had not been called to serve. This requirement is known as the "escalator principle." The principle means that if the team member would have been promoted except for this leave of absence and if the team member is qualified to take the position now or can become qualified with reasonable efforts by GitLab, then GitLab must consider the team member for the promotion. If the team member is not or cannot become qualified, then GitLab will reinstate the them to the job the they held before the leave of absence or in a position of equivalent seniority, pay and status. In limited situations, if GitLab's circumstances make reinstatement impossible—for example, in light of decreased business or impending layoffs—then GitLab's obligation to reinstate the team member does not apply.
Team members should first review their own country's Military Leave policies to ensure they are reporting their leave in accordance with any reporting requirements. Whenever possible team members need to provide at least 30 days advanced notice by selecting
Mandatory Civilian Service in Time Off by Deel. GitLab reserves the right to request documentation related to the team member's Military service. The Absence Management Team will contact you if documentation is needed.
[email protected]). For GitLab Inc or GitLab Federal team members, please additionally review the Military Leave policy.
Unpaid Personal Leave is a GitLab company policy which affords team members up to 30 calendar days of unpaid, unprotected time away from work. This leave policy is intended to provide time away when a team member's leave reason does not meet eligibility for our other leave policies or additional paid time under our PTO policy can not be provided. This policy is not intended to be used to extend, replace, or delay reporting time away under our other leave policies.
Requests of more than 30 calendar days must receive functional Vice President and group People Business Partner approval.
Managers may deny this request if a team member does not meet these requirements or the business can not support the time away, but they should reach out to Team Member Relations to discuss the reason for the denial prior to communicating with the Team Member.
Vacationin Time Off by Deel.
Ensure the team member has first reached out to [email protected], and then follow the steps below. If the team member has not yet emailed the Absence Management team, please direct them to do so next.
Your Absence Managment team is here to help before, during, or after your leave. If you have any questions related to your time away after reviewing this page, please contact
[email protected] to discuss or request a 1:1 with the Absence Management team.