Discrimination at Dillards

One of the United State’s largest department stores, Dillards, has recently come under fire with charges of race discrimination. One employee, Shontel Mayfield, was terminated under the pretext of “excessive absenteeism” during a mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Ike, which pretex Ms. Mayfield says was race discrimination.

In light of the copious amounts of damaging evidence against Dillard’s, the EEOC is seeking “permanent injunction prohibiting Dillard’s from engaging in further retaliation against any employee.” Ms. Mayfield is also seeking compensatory and punitive damages as a result of her wrongful termination.