I totally agree with you on this issue bur you have to understand that the various complaints regarding mistreatment of employees goes all the way back to when Dillard's was started.
In todays market place Dillard's is stuck in the 50's and 60's when it comes to dealing with employees. For instance, if you miss a day of work due to illness you must bring a note from your doctor. This practice is nothing more than harassment.
I have worked for several large corporations such as Black and Decker, Johnson & Johnson, and J.C. Penny and not any of these companies required a note from my doctor in fact this practice is borderline with the federal HIPPA statute which basically states that your medical records are private and you do not have to share them with anyone. All we need is for several employees to band together and file a federal lawsuit against Dillard's to put a stop to this practice.
If this happened, Dillard's could be fined thousands and also be made to pay financial settlements to those they have broken the law against.