Ask for Voluntary Employee Benefits Instead
Asking your employer to add maternity benefits can be a touchy subject. Many employers think adding new benefits will cost them money. And you may not be comfortable raising maternity leave issues in the workplace.
Ask your employer to make voluntary employee benefits available instead! Your request is simple, your co-workers will thank you, and your employer benefits too.
Insurance companies won't sell policies covering normal pregnancy direct to individuals. Your employer does not offer paid maternity benefits because of cost. Asking for voluntary employee benefits is the ideal middle ground.