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Preachy deli owner must pay employee unemployment benefits

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A businessman who laced lectures to an employee with biblical references has been ordered to pay her unemployment benefits.

The Des Moines Register says ( a state judge has ruled against Tyler Stille, owner of Tabor Market & Deli in southwest Iowa.

Sherri Chafin says she quit in January 2012 after he preached to her about the wisdom of King Solomon and questioned her lifestyle. She filed for unemployment pay.

Stille says his employees all knew before they were hired that faith is an integral part of his business.

Administrative Law Judge Julie Elder sided with Chafin, finding that Stille's conduct was, at best, "inappropriate, unacceptable and unprofessional" and had created an intolerable work environment.

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