That almost sounds like a set-up to get onto the unemployment roles-
Offering DL's jsut for walking in, getting free lunches, and choosing your personal work commute?
That reminds me of a similar employee we had. I'll call her Ethnica, because she ultimately played a race card.
Ethnica was part of our administrative staff. She mainly did typing (pre-word processing days). Her supervisor, "Martha," was in her late 50s, kind, motherly, and very exacting. She went out of her way to make employees comfortable and accommodate reasonable requests, because that made for a better workplace. She also demanded extreme accuracy and although never impolite, was firm in her demands. She also was so unbiased that she didn't even know a race card when she saw one.
Ethnica became an increasingly difficult employee to supervise. She made a lot of mistakes. She began taking a lot of sick leave for "stress," and after a few months, resigned. Martha wasn't too sorry to see her go.
About a year later, Martha got a call from a district attorney's office. She was going to be subpoenaed for a deposition about Ethnica. It seems that Ethnica was a serial worker's compensation and unemployment benefits fraudster. She would get a job, then suddenly resign, citing stress due to racial harassment and discrimination. She would deliberately set up situations where she could claim the issue was race. We were something like the fourth victim.
One of the claims she made against us was that Martha asked "Is your name pronounced Eth-nicka or Eth-neeka?" That was obviously making fun of Ethinca's race. During the job interview, Martha had politely called her Ms. Smith, so hadn't needed the first name pronunciation until Ethnica was hired. Martha was utterly bewildered. She genuinely had had no idea how to pronounce it.
Martha corrected Ethica much more than other staff, not because Ethnica's work was bad (which she was deliberately doing to prompt the criticism), but because of Ethnica's race. And so on.
I never heard the details of the final outcome. Martha gave her deposition, but the case never went to court. Martha was just told that Ethnica had pled guilty to a felony and there would be no trial.
I doubt that this did Ethnica's career any god.