Paid parental leave for IPs
Has anyone successfully negotiated with their employer for more robust paid leave for intended parents? My current company offers 4 weeks paid leave plus using PTO or taking unpaid time up to 12 weeks for an IP or adoptive parent, but 12 weeks fully paid leave to a parent birthing their child. While I don’t expect to receive short term disability (usually 6 of those weeks at 2/3 pay), I’d love to find a way to bridge the gap that feels more fair and inclusive. Any tips to navigating this conversation?