I seem to notice a bit of a pattern. Whenever there are questions that come up that involve some sort of policy, or law, a lot of people think: "Oh, this is asking for us to interpret the policy or law". Even when that is not actually the case.
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In this situation, we can assume that the OP perfectly understands the policy or law involved, but they suspect the policy is either unfair or misapplied. Asking HR to help them understand the policy doesn't actually address the issue. At the end, a problematic policy that is understood well by the person asking is still problematic.
Just to drive the point home, we can look at Kilisi's answer, which answers that question posed without even guessing the contents of the policy. The answer applies to any policy with similar sorts of short-sightedness.
So I suppose my point is, can we more closely look at the content of the question before assuming the OP hasn't done their homework, so to speak.