In the US, one organization's HR policy for leave states that one is eligible for unpaid leave for medical reasons, including child birth, for a period of up to 12 weeks. However, the waiting period until one can take such leave is 12 months. In other words you have to remain a full time employee for a year before you can take the leave.
What if a person needs to go on maternity leave to give birth before the 12 month period elapses? Do they have to quit to do so? Or am I misinterpreting the HR policy? Thank you in advance.