TypicalSurfer - 2:39 pm on Oct 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
I don't know Tonearm. If you made a bad hiring decision to begin with you might want to take the high road, recognize it and release the guy on good terms.
The soap opera of baiting a guy into quitting or trying to play cat and mouse with warnings, etc are bound to have a negative impact on your operation (morale, production, etc), probably more so than any UE claims he might make. It sounds like the guy actively seeks employment, you hired him right? Why assume he is heading straight for UE to somehow milk you?
It sounds like both of you would be better served with a friendly (as possible) termination.