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How to Sue Wal-Mart

Written by Nickel - 141 Comments

Interested in filing a lawsuit against Wal-Mart? Then check out the Wal-Mart Litigation Project, which comes complete with a list of cases in which people have sued Wal-Mart and won. The list appears to be a bit out of date, and it seems far too short to be comprehensive, but it’s still interesting to look at.

One thing that I learned from persuing the list of verdicts is that Wal-Mart seems to be a haven for the uncoordinated. Sure enough, read through it and you’ll see that a great many of the litigants simply have trouble staying upright. One of my favorite cases is that of the Oklahoma man who injured his “sphincter muscle nerve” when the climbing equipment he purchased at Wal-Mart gave way, causing him to fall out of a tree. He was awarded $213k, and his wife took in an additional $34k for “loss of consortium” (see definition #3).

The site also contains a variety of other interesting tidbits, including the fact that Wal-Mart is sued, for one reason or another, two to five times per business day in federal court alone. Another thing that you’ll learn is that Wal-Mart is very reluctant to settle out-of-court. I would be, too, if I got sued as much as they do. Finally, according to the site, juries seem reluctant to award large judgments to people suing Wal-Mart, and many attorneys are apparently reluctant to file suit against them. Fortunately for you, the site also has a searchable database of “Lawyers Who Sue Wal-Mart.” So what are you waiting for?

Published on August 23rd, 2005 - 141 Comments
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141 Responses to “How to Sue Wal-Mart”

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  1. 1
    Jose Anes Says:

    Hey! Don’t sue my company!!

    Jose Anes
    0.0000000479 owner of Walmart.

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    jim Says:

    Hahaha, reminds me of those commercials back in the day with the “owners of Nike.”

    Way to play into our over-litigious society Nickel… :)

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    Reader Says:

    OFFTOPIC

    Have you had a chance to look at your site in an RSS reader lately? The actual content has the width of 1 word (all other screen realestate being taken up by the two side bars). Making it vary hard to read your enjoable posts. :) Thanks

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    nickel Says:

    I just checked the site feed in my newsreader and on BlogLines and it looks fine. I also haven’t heard of any problems from anyone else. I’m really not sure what the problem is, but the sidebars aren’t even a part of the feed, so they shouldn’t be showing up in an RSS reader at all. One possibility is that you somehow subscribed to the site url, rather than the feed url. To get the feed, just append /feed/ to the end of the url.

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    Blaine Moore Says:

    I am not having any problems with the feed.

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    nickel Says:

    Blaine: Good the hear that things seem to be working. Thanks for your response.

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    FMF Says:

    Hey, injuring your “sphincter muscle nerve??? is a real “crappy” way to ruin your day! ;-)

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    BRIDGET Says:

    MY MOM WAS FIRED FROM WALMART. THEY SAID SHE WAS YELLING AND THEY SAID SHE THREW PAINT AND WAS BEING INSABORDINATE SHE NEVER THREW PAINT AND ALTHOUGH SHE DID RAISE HER VOICE IT WAS IN THE OFFICE ALTHOUGH WALMART CLAIMS THAT SHE WAS SCREEMING IN FRONT OF OTHER PEOPLE.

    MY MOTHER HAS A DEPRESSION PROBLEM AND THEY WERE AWARE OF THIS PROBLEM MAKING HER MORE EMOTIONAL THAN NORMAL.

    SHE APPLYIED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BUT WAS DENIED FOR BEING INSABORDINATE.

    IS THERE A LAWYER OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP US TO SUE WALMART FOR WRONGFUL TERMINATION?

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    Simeon Says:

    Looking for an attorney to help me sue Wal-Mart #2996 in Dallas, TX. My girlfriend helped me get a job there 4 months ago. I was unfairly fired recently. Story: The store manager sexually harassed my girlfriend. Shes stupid and gave in. I didnt know. I later went to work there. When I started, the manager harassed me and threatened me with violence. I even had to fight a stranger one day after work because of him. I complained to higher management for three months. They wouldnt take action, so I called the Walmart global ethics line and filed a report. after the investigation was done they fired my (ex)girlfriend, him, and me too! Stating workplace violence, when i was the victim! I was fired as retaliation for filing that report! I really need an attorney, so please help if u can. Seriously…

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    Frances Says:

    I was a fourteen year associate. I always had excellent evaluations. My attendance was flawless. I was well liked and had many friends. My customer service was impeckable. So what happened to me? Well I got old. I am 49 years old. I have had some health problems. But I did not let it affect my work performance while I was on the clock. But the managers needed to cut hours. I was slowly wrote up for one silly thing after the other. One write up was something I did by accident. But then my assistant did the exact same thing on purpose and they did nothing to her. My next write up was because they said I wasn’t keeping the rotating book. When I was first gave the book to keep I put it in a safe place. But it came up missing. I did forget about it, so that one was my fault. The third was for yelling at a fellow associate. I denied it but her bestfriend backed her up. I do not yell at people. I have had open heart surgery and it is painful to raise my voice. But the manager that wrote me up said it had to be true. Then I got wrote up the last time because they said I was not keeping the rotation log correctly. I was rotating stock and keeping it wrote down. They said they could not see any proof to this. I challenged them to come with me and I would show them. But they refused. So out the door I went. Fire! I lost my medical benefits and I have had to use my profit sharing money to live on. My unemployment is barely half what my take home pay was. They also tried to fight my unemployment. It has been almost six months since I left there. I have reapplied with them. And even though they told the unemployment office they would rehire me I have yet to hear from them. Since I have left other long time associates have been demoted. After twenty or more years I find it hard to believe that these associates suddenly went bad.

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    christine Says:

    I’ve been working at walmart for nearly three years. i’ve been working in the tire and lube express until i became pregnant. then i was forced to work on the sales floor and take a pay cut. but i was promised to to have my job back when i had the baby. i only took four weeks off and was back to work, but they hired two people in the garage when i was on leave and told me i had to wait until someone got fired or quit. one of my friends in the garage told the asst. manger he would transfer on the sales floor so that i could get my job back. and the asst. manger told him he couldn;t transfer. so three months later a employ in the garage quits. i ask the manger when i can have my job back, then he tells me “you have a job” when i remind him of the promis to get my job back in the garage when i got off leave, then the second one about when somone quits he tells me, “it’s not in walmarts budject to replace the position”

    tell me if i’m wrong, but isn’t that wrong? not to mention i’m a single mother and that is my only income, and i can’t even get my pre-pregnant pay back.

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    charlene norton Says:

    help I need a lawyer.I read Frances story.I to have the same things going on to me 4yrs no problems,bam I start making 11days an hour they start writting me up,today they sent me home with a d-day to think on how I can improve my self and my department.heck i aready work as 4 persons.what more do the want my blood or frist born.help me I ‘m a single mother and need to work. char norton

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    Lemark davis Says:

    I got injury at wal-mart by another co-worker and co-worker was a supervisior or lead person in the backroom of ics or ict-inventory control team. I was injury in my right eye and did not pay me any money or settlement check. My eye was in pain and swollen. He did not get fired or got demote to lower worker or transfer out the receiveing room. I need help with this case. And my eye is still in pain and injury.

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    MELANIE Says:

    BEGINNING TO DEVELOPE A CLASS ACTION AGAINST VIVA 2 TIRES AND THE CLUELESS TECHS WHO PUT INCORRECT TIRES ON CARS BUYERS BEWARE. IWONDER HOW MANY ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES HAVE OCCURED BECAUSE THE AUTOMOBLE DEPT HAVE INSTALLED NCORRECT TIRES ASK ANY PROFESSIONAL TIRE STORE AND THEY SHUDDER. NOT EVEN TRYING TO MAKE SELL THEY SAY YOUR LUCKY TO BE HERE.

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    Brandi Says:

    I live in Lubbock Texas, and on Christmas Eve my children were kicked out of Wal-Mart alone, scared and cold. Here is how this happened…….
    I have four children, all boys; three of them received Wal-Mart gift cards from their Uncle for Christmas. The boys are 12, 9, and 8, and my 9-year-old has special needs. Well, like most children their age the gift cards were burning a hole in their pockets, so their uncle agreed to take them shopping, without the realization that Wal-Mart would be closing at 6 o’clock for the holidays. They walked through the door at 5:55 and were rudely told “Get what you need and get out; the doors are closing in 5 minutes.” So naturally my boys took off running and got separated from their uncle. Luckily the three of them stayed together. At 6 o’clock the boys were directed by a store employee to get out of the store, even though they were alone. The boys were not sure how to respond so they went outside as they were directed. There were two employees outside guarding the doors to make sure no one else got in and the boys were standing at the doors watching and looking for their uncle, because they had nothing else to do. At this point the sun has gone down so it is dark and cold outside and my boys are running from one door to the other, probably in the parking lot, which are about 100 yards apart searching for their uncle. The 9-year-old who has special needs is crying and scared while the other two are searching. At one point they catch site of their uncle and tell the man at the door as much, and ask if they can go in and get him, now keep in mind that it gets pretty cold after dark and all 3 boys are in shorts and no jacket, because we were unaware that they would be forced to stand outside for 15-20 minutes so that the Wal-mart employees could get home. They are told by the guards that they can not go back in and will just have to wait until he comes out. In the mean time the boy’s uncle is frantically searching the store for these 3 boys and is panicking. At one point he even has the boys paged, unaware that they have been tossed out in the cold. No one ever goes in to page for the Uncle or even bothers going in after they are told that the boys saw their Uncle. This experience was very frightening for everyone involved especially the boys. When I heard about it I went through a serious of emotions, at first I was just flat out pissed I thought about calling the police and the news station, but thought I should speak to an attorney first, I desperately tried to contact Wal-Mart but they were closed, I even tried to call their big offices, and nothing. I was horrified and shocked that a store that supposedly supports the Code Adam by locking all doors when a child gets lost would actually throw 3 children out by themselves. As a parent the things that ran through my mind are what if they had been struck by a car or abducted all because some stupid minimum wage worker is ready to get home. My kids do not look like thugs and are not trouble makers, so I do not understand why they were not simply brought to the front of the store and had their Uncle paged, why were they tossed outside? I am not sure what to do, but feel like something needs to be done to ensure that this does not happen again.

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    RV Says:

    Brandi,

    It is very scary and very sad to hear what has happened with your kids. But what is your role in this? I can not understand how come you sent 4 kids (one with special need) with one person? What were you doing?
    They are boys with lots of energy. Come on they did not even have jackets on?
    I am sorry to say that you should get angry with yourself first before being pissed at other. Sorry. I completely understand what you have gone through.

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    Brandi Says:

    There were only three boys with my brother and they have gone with him numerous times in the past. I take all four of them by myself on a daily basis, children get seperated, it happens, that is not my concern, my concern is why they were thrown out of a store, any store, by themselves. As far as them not wearing jackets, well when they left our house it was warm outside and there was no need for them to have jackets on. It only started to get cold after dark.

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    Peggy Says:

    Obviously RV did not fully read your blog. The boys were with an adult they just got separated by the rush. I am shocked that the associate let three boys stay outside without adult supervision. They should have listened to your boys and page the worried Uncle. They obviously didn’t have a heart and were shy a few brains in that store. They should have been told when they walked in the door (politely) that the store was closing in five minutes and that the boys should wait until after Christmas and take advantage of the sales and get more for their money.

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    (ANDY) Says:

    I WORKED AT WAL-MART FOR 5 MONTHS(WHITEHALL,OH). I’VE BEEN SEXUALLY HARASSED,EMPLOYEES COMMENTING ON MY BUTT,MY FIQURE,THINGS THEY WANT TO DO TO ME IN THE BATHROOM.I EVEN SAID ILL SUE FOR SEXUAL HARRASSMENT IN FRONT OF A CSS,HE JUST SMILED AND SAID YEAH SHE COULD.PLUS MY LAST DAY OF WORK WAS AFTER THANKSGIVING.I STILL NEVER RECEIVED MY LAST CHECK I’VE CALLED PAYROLL THEY SAID IM OWED MY LAST CHECK.I’VE CALLED MARKETING,AND CORPORATE,PAYROLL,WAL-MART.COM,I’VE EVEN TALKED TO THE HEAD MARKETING MANAGER AND STILL NO CHECK.I’M BEHIND IN BILLS,MY BANK ACCOUNT IS OVERDRAFTED BECAUSE OF THE FUNDS I DIDN’T RECEIVE,NOW I OWE MORE THAN $400 IN BILLS BECAUSE THEY WON’T GIVE ME MY CHECK.

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    lisa Says:

    hello,

    my husband and i were in a wal-mart one sunday night.
    as we were leaving i stepped on a crack in the floor. the store was prettey much empty. there was no one in front of us. the floor is all one color. we were about 20 feet from the door when i fell.we didn’t know at first what caused it .my husband got me to a bench and went to see thats when he found the crack about an inch wide and a quater to a half inch deep. anyway i twisted my knee and torn the menisus. i will need surgery ..what was so bad was how wal-mart has treated us . it took 20 to 30 mins. before a manger to even get up front. and another 15 to 20 mins. to get ice for my knee when i opened my eyes the only person that was there was my husband …. no one tried to help…. are all wal-marts like this????
    thanks Lisa

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    upsalla_skala Says:

    Yea most walmarts are like this.But, what do you expect from employee’s who barely scrape by on their wages?You get what you pay for and walmart pays the worst.

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    char Says:

    briget what wal mart in witch state cause this sound s like the payson utah walmart to me.Char

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    char Says:

    my daughter still thinks i should sue for slader and bing fired from walmart be i need a lawyer who will take the case probono until something happens if it does char norton payson utah

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    char Says:

    this is how they fired me with lies and the told lies to the unemloyment that got invsetgated and i was found wrongfully fired. got my unemloyent benifits.Char

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    char Says:

    Frances all the same happened to me becausee i made to much and i’m not a kiss ass .

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    robert Says:

    I was terminated from walmart after 5 years of service and it was justified stating workplace violence this and other slanderous remarks were perpetuated against me by the jim jackson click at store 3474 in bradenton fl. i have never nor do i entend to strike or even argue with anyone i work withthese remarks are slanderous and seformative to my character and i seek an attorney who has the intestinal fortutide to go against walmart and get justice for me and my family the trusly important thing is my name is cleared there was never a formal investigation and the assistant manager who started these vicious lies also attempted to fire a friend of mine the next night however it was overturned the only diference is my friend is white

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    Geoff Says:

    I’m hoping for a solution to a problem I have with Wal-Mart. I feel I have been mistreated by management at my former store and would like to know if there’s anything that I can do. I had been with Wal-Mart for almost 4 years and in the past year, Ive seen poor choices made my management and in the end I was terminated for a transaction that occurred a month ago.
    A month ago a woman comes in to reserve a keg, and so I took care of her and the transaction. She paid with check and cash. The woman leaves and then comes back within like 30 minutes and wants her money back because she can get her keg cheaper at a Kroger up the street. And so I decided, well, we can just do a 1 action code which will just void out the whole transaction like it never took place. So I called over my customer service manager and she turned her key and overrode for the 1 action. After that I gave the woman all her money back, cash and amount of the check. Well, come to find out I was not supposed to give her money from the check she had written out cuz it was voided in the 1 action. So, my drawer came up $135 short, but come to find out the woman that made that transaction was an employee of Walmart and so they were able to get in touch with her and she came in and voluntarily paid back the amount of the money that she had wrote the check out for.
    Now, before that transaction took place, I already had 3 strikes (write ups) against me for other incidents. So because of what I had done, I knew I’d probably be fired and so I kept asking my Asst. Mgr. what was gonna happen, and she kept telling me she wasnt sure. That was a month ago. I was terminated on 7/9/09. Week before that I was given my yearly evaluation and on that It told me I had met or exceeded all requirements, and was told by the customer svc. manager that gave it to me that I would be getting a .40 cent raise in Aug. So because of that evaluation, I felt my job was safe. Then a week later I get called in and told I was being terminated. To me that doesn’t make any sense, and I felt that it was unjust and I was mistreated and misled to believe my job was safe. I had been mistreated before by the management there, but this incident really got me because it left me without a job .
    Now my question to you, is there any legal action that I can take? I was once a Customer Svc. Manager but was demoted because I had given a fellow Customer Svc. Mgr. my password because she was locked up on a register trying to do a cash pull. Well, associate in accounting overheard it and took it upon herself to go up to a register in customer service and use my login # and password and sign on and do a cash pull. I dont recall anywhere in Walmarts policies to not give out your pw or it could cost you.
    So, if you can help me or steer me in the right direction, I would appreciate it. Thank you in advance.

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    Kathy Says:

    Sorry to hear about this Francis, my mother worked at wal mart 17 and one half yrs, and has recently been fired, over forgetting to clock out before her fifth hour, my mother is 67 yrs old, she is now having panic attacks and bouts of depression due to her being fired, she has every Pin they give out for outstanding work, running 2 depts. with no help, being manager of 2 depts, she needed help to do both jobs, she gave them 17 plus yrs of her life, got excellent reviews every time, and offered to rehire her in a month if she wants her job back but to start at the bottom. They replaced her with someone much younger, this sounds like discrimination to me, this sounds like it is happening alot to people who are getting paid what their worth, and then they hand their job over to an unexperienced person who will take the low pay they are generous enough to give them, we need a lawyer to take this case, as there is much more to the unfairness that they did to her, she loved her job, was proud of her job, and it was like she lost a child when they so carelessly threw her aside with the other seniors and higher paid people they are getting rid of like expendable waste! Everyone we know cannot believe this, and they have vowed to never shop this awful place again, she is still in shock and now has the meager income of SSI to live on, she didn’t even get a warning to get her affairs in order knowing they were taking away her rent, bills, food etc. money. Now she is forced to move as she can’t pay for simple things we must live with because of her drastic drop in income, I tell you, Sam Walton would roll over in his grave if he saw what has happened to his beloved store!!!
    I am extremely worried about my mother, please help, pro bono of course, because of the lack of income.
    ty, sincerely Kathy
    P.S. I worked at wal mart for 3 yrs, it felt like working in a sweat shop, underpaid and 2 depts to run by myself, I now am on SSI disability, because of the stress they put me through I have panic attacks, I should have sued their worthless asses then, they took my life in essence and now have done it to my mother in a most cruel way.

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    badoil Says:

    took my diesel f-250 to walmart for an oil change. truck never had issues or leaks. after about 2 hrs, tech guy came and said they have a problem. oil was leaking from my lower oil cooler unit , this is where the oil filter sits . after about 2 more hrs of them changing filters again and chatting on phone to local techs the kid( mabey 18) told me face to face that (1 he couldnt get the oil filter off. (2 pounded a screw driver into my oil filter (3 pounded a universal oil filter tool onto the bottom of my oil filter. this caused the lower oil cooler to break and leak. first they said its not there fault. but i demanded them to file a claim. after about 5 hrs that day someone called me and said to have a local shop fix the truck and they would pay for it. now being 1200 miles from home, i had no place to sleep since truck was at another shop . i had to get a hotel room.125.00 a night. was the only one i could find to walk to from walmart. so i called walmart 1st thing in the am and said i wanted to also be reimbursed for my stay, they said not a problem just keep the receipts. so now a bitchy lady from claims calls and starts telling me that looking at her computer of the setup of the lower oil cooler on the truck. theres no way they could have damaged it. so now as a independent hauler, i have to fork out 500.00 to local shop,500.00 for 4 days in a hotel and i lost 2 loads heading home worth about 2600.00. i cant afford this. i dont normaly take a trip this long, but i needed the money to feed my family. now i need help with a lawyer. if anyone knows a good lawyer who can battle this case, let me know please.

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    Henry Says:

    Wow,I thought I was alone!! I was charged with theft,and I was a CSM. I never stole any money. I found money under a register and turned it in,which you can clearly see on video. I came to work,and they asked me to help set-up for a visit by exectuives .This was a lie, I went to ad office,and no one was there. I came back to the front,and no one was there. I left and went home. I get a visit by a co-worker who tells me,the rumor is I stole money and it was all over the store. I was arressted at home 2 weeks later for theft,and I did nothing!!! After many resets,mind you this took place in 12/08. We had to wait many weeks for Walmart to send this video,and we got it. I knew,I had not committed any crime,so I stood my ground. The video helped me,it showed me doing my job duties,as I am suppose to. I never in the video,took any money out of a register. I want a lawyer,who is not scared to take on Walmart,they treat employees very unfairyl,if you are not in management. I was,and was treated wrong,they allow minors to work beyond the hrs they are allowed. Please help!!! All charges were dismissed,however I can not allow them to get away with this.

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    Kristine Says:

    On 6/14/08 I was working at a walmart in ct. I had only been with the company for about 5 months. I was put in chemicals to stock there shelves. I down stocked the fist pallet fine but when I cut the shrink wrap on the second pallet I smelt something really strong. I was guessing it was bleach but was unsure. I told a member of management and was told to go back to work and don’t worrie about it. About 20 min later it was getting stronger as I got farther along on the pallet and told a different member of management what was going on. that manager also told me not to worry about it. After about 2 hours and 3 members of management telling me not to worry about it. I was unable to breath and blue in the lips I went to my husband who had also worked with me at walmart and said something is wrong and I need to go to the ER. He took a look at the pallet and seen bleach and ammonia mixing together. For all of you the didn’t know this it will kill a person if inhaled for to long. by the time I got the the ER my oxygen level was at 60% and I was not in good shape. I have since been diagnosed with asthma due to it and was fired last week for unsafe work practices. Please help me find a good lawer in CT that can help me. thanks AKA KaKa

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    Melanie Says:

    During Memorial weekend this year, I went to Wal-mart to try on some bathing suits. The clerk at the dressing room escorted me to a dressing room (#7). Upon entering the room, I smelled an odor of urine, I stepped out of my sandals and placed my bare feet on the carpet. My feet got soaking wet and I threw down the bathing suits I was going to try on and stepped on top of them to form a barrier while I got re-dressed. After getting my sandals back on my wet feet and now wet hands, I exited the dressing room and told the clerk that the room smelled like urine and that the carpet was wet. TO MY SURPRISE, the clerk state, “yea, I know, somebody pee’d in there”… She told me that somebody urinated in the room prior to my arrival.

    Apparently, the store manager had a janitor “shampoo the carpet because of someone peeing in the room” prior to my usage and did not even have people stopped from using the room afterwards. To make things worse, the clerk put the urine soaked bathing suits back on the racks to be sold (I took pictures of this afterwards).

    I had to get a Hepatitus B shot in case of any infection, which caused a allergic reactions on my arm and chest. Some of these allergic reaction site have become permanent. The local ABC news station did a 2 day story on what happened. The carpet was not properly sanitized, the foam padding wasn not replaced, nor was the sublfoor disinfected. The store is located in Redding, California #2537. Im looking for an attorney who is not afraid to take on walmart.

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    jessie Says:

    HELLO;

    It is a good thing that each of you brave ones talk about the wrong doings in wal-mart . They need to be gotten after by everyone u-tube,interent and all other media ways.I am still having trouble with their bad individual selves.I having been trying to get my child’s medical bills paid for I fax everything and because the fort piece fl. doctors gave us receipt not in print out form they wont except them even the form for x-ray request by the doctor himself .These is what happen .The family move from texas to fort pierce fl on work order transfer temperary .Yes, like the miltarity.It was dec,28 2007 @7pm A water spill from one enterance to the other about 10ft. to 30 ft long were customers sevice was store employees were fully aware of it people were passing it not knowing it was there .my daughter fell in it .she was right under the camera and in front 2 workers who knew us by face when she fell .The store manager and the so called safety manger safety of what? took over 1 1/2 hr to come even through their 2 own wkrs. were the ones calling for help .yeah thats right their own. they even tried 2 get help cleaning the spill .Two white ppl looked @my child and said( “very rude and prejudicely not my dept.”)When the safety and acting manger showed up they were trying to get my very underage child to sign papers stating they were not @ fault literally all in her face,and were cleaning the spill with just one brown paper towel andtheir feet .That is walmart’s way of hoousekeeping in fl.When we asked for ems and their insurance co.#& blytheville”s AR. corperations # They treated us very rude calis heartlessly preduicely as we we’re something they scraped off their parda, gucci shoes.I found info. out and I wrote so many stores address only to corps.heads or store directors and then only when i became a pest to them they finally contacted us. It took a year now they are trying to kill time so they wont have to pay .ike everyone knows they got only two years from the injury date to sue.I am going to find that lawyer to fight walmart and if the lawyer kicks ass I’ll put him or her on here for ya’ll Oh, for the record not all workers are paid min. wages bcuz their brownd noses get good wkrs in trouble and fired .Yeah I told corp. that they needed to fire the acting store manger and the so called safety manger from that night guess who got fired and who still is working there !We are back in TX and still going to try to kick butt across the u.s.a.Because some of us are still old school . l8trs,

    Jessie

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    Lisa Says:

    I currently work for walmart. During my 90 day evaluation (which I scored perfect across the board) I was asked if I had any further questions. I asked them if I could have a stool to sit on and produced a note from the doctor stating that I have multiple schlerosis and cervical cancer. I was told to take the note to the personel office. The next day I was called at home and tolod I had to get another doctors note but on their paper. The ada package that they gave m said that I did not have to use “their form” but instead could use a doctors documentation. (which I had already turned in) I was then told I would have to take a LOA until I produced another note on their paper. This cost me 90.00. I told them of the hardship that i could not loose 90.00 lik that and the days off with no pay. They told me that I would have to work without the stool until produced the note or take the leave of absent until I do. This could cost me to loose the roof I have over my son and I’s head if they do not let me work….or if they let me work it would have to be without a stool causing me to injure myself….what can I do about this? I cannot afford to miss even one day of work………I spent the 90.00 to get the other doctors note on their paper.

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    Ki-tori Says:

    I knew things were bad in the stores in my area, but I didn’t realize how bad they are everywhere. I was a Wal-Mart employee for almost 4 years, until this past Friday. I got fired for not using a ladder. Yeah, it is against policy, I know. Thing is, I have been not using the ladder for 2 years. I used to have conversations with managers while standing on the edge of a display case. Why did I do it? For starters, management pressures you to get it done, no matter what. So, I rush. Second, where the heck did the ladders go? You can spend 15-20 min. easily looking for one that you need for 5 sec. Lastly, I fall off the darn things! I’m short, and don’t have that great of an arm reach. To get to the stuff on the top shelf from the ladder, I have to step on the ledge anyway. Try to picture this: the ladder faces one way, the stuff I need to reach faces another. I have to either twist my body, and lose my balance, to reach what I need to get to, or I have to put one foot on the ledge to balace myself. Hope that makes sense to somebody other than me. Anyway, a week before I got fired, I an “open door” with the Co-manager about something that the manager over my area said. Retaliation? I think so. I’m trying to fight this thing, but with Wal-Mart, it seems like they do what they want. I don’t want to work there, but I have to support my kids. With all of the people who have complaints, why can’t we get anywhere? Anybody got any major plans on how to even the field with Wal-Mart? If you do, I am soooo in. I have lots of people that are willing to join.

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    HighPriestessChar Says:

    I’ve been out of work for almost a year.looking for jobs ,everything goes good until they contact walmart and then I don’t get hired.I think there syndering my good name and work ethic and making me look bad to potencal empolyers.or they wounder why did she leave walmart?!.if anyones sueing them I want In and I got loads of incermanating info to take them down!

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    KaptiveKaos Says:

    I actually contacted Mr. Laska the attorney who put together the project, the site is outdated and the list of attorneys had to be removed so it really is just a hot air site now!

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    WageSlaveToBigBox Says:

    I recently…meaning today. Checked out the Walmart Litigation site and can Confirm KaptiveKaos’s statement that the site is out of date and the Attorney search page is down.
    over all id say the site isnt worth looking at anymore.
    not very much help at all.

    Ive been searching for some resources to further my growing need to take action against the company for various issues accumulated over the course of a 3 year employment period with them. the latest of wich is an 8 month run around on getitng a jobcode and the pay increse to go with it updated since i took on a new job position the in my store. irronically I never wanted it to begin with it and was basically forced into it and now they wont even get around to filing the changes and paying me for it.

    Anyone have any decent resources to recomend?

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    barbara sanders Says:

    I worked at walmart 305 for over 5 years. the last year i have been on a leave of absent. i have a rare breast cancer. has of nov. 16 2009 i was terminated. my dr. says i can not return to work at this time. can they do this to me? i need a lawyer’s oppion.

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    Melanie A Petersen Says:

    I worked for Wal-mart in Daphne Alabama in the 90’s and was also mistreated. My breaks extended into my lunch break. When I was hired I was given 40 hours a week then after my probation period they cut my hours to 20. I was hoping to remain working there and get health benefits. I could not survive on 20 hours a week so I was forced to quit. They also wanted me to work in the electronics department instead of being a cashier and take a 50 cent pay deduction. I have moved a few times since then and now I reside in Florida. I have seen lately that other employees or ex-employees have received a settlement. I believe that I am also entitled to be included in that lawsuit.

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    serious photo lab issue Says:

    my family really need to find an attorney in california to sue walmart’s photo lab. they lied to sherriffs dept. said i sent my order through my email account at home to them on my computer. i did not and i still have my reciept from their machine. i have never done any order like that. for the past 15yrs i have used walmarts photo lab. i have five children. my youngest is three. my order had over 400 photos to be put onto a cd. 3 photos were nude of my son. the cops busted down our door took our computer camera etc. opened a case need attorney now. 5303443872 please help they cant keep doing this.

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    Erik Says:

    Hi,

    I worked for Wal-Mart for 7 years 8 months and 2 days, then out of the blue a woman claims I sexually harrassed her. She fell and I caught her. I should have let her fall, then she could sue Wal-mart. I got fired and and scrambling for work. What makes it even crazier, I found out that she did this before, at a casino no less. I called the head company in Arkansas and they said they believe the manager. I need help to sue this woman, wal-mart and the manager. Can someone please help me!

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    Deb Farr Says:

    I have worked for a DC in Indiana for 8 1/2 years. For almost 3 years I have been a supervisor in the CTO office. All of these years I have worked around my schedule at home to accommadate their needs. I have never been accused of violating any company policy. Then I reported a manager for an unapproriate conversation. I told them that by looking at the video it would back up what I was saying. I was suspended and waited for 12 days to be called in and be told that I was being terminated for unappropriate behavior.. When I asked what I did they said that I did not shut the conversation down nor did I report it immediately. First of all I did tell Rhonda, my manager to stop. Second I did change the conversation. I also reported it the very next time that I seen my ops manager, the only one that I really trusted over there. I have complained to my ops manager numerous times over this manager and was always told that he would take care of it. After I got fired I called HO and talked to Kevin Jones. He told me that I was terminated because of a gesture that I made. I explained what I had done that night during my statement. My biggest issue with this situation is that I have never lied to them and I wasn’t even given the benefit of the doubt. My second biggest issue is that Wal-Mart has a fraternization policy and that DC is like a cat house. I know of several male managers and supervisors that have had sex with the associates and one that even had a one night stand that resulted with a baby. There is a blind eye to that kind of behavior and I have spent all of these years in there totally offended that they are allowed to do this. And then you are expected to have respect for your manager. One OPS manager had 2 affairs that I know of for a fact and the 2nd one involved was with the associate in the parking lot on company property. It was caught on camera. His dimise? He got transferred to another DC. I am not taking this lightly and I have alot of facts to back up everything that I am saying. Then the final thing is that there were 3 of us in the office listening to this conversation by this manager. The end results. The other associate and myself were fire. The one associate that got called back is black. We are white. I am not laying down on this and any help that I can receive will be appreciated.
    Thanks, Deb

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    Shields30 Says:

    I am need of a personal attorney who will help my son in his personal injury claim against Walmart. My son was in the Electronics section and four heavy boxes fell on his foot and caused severe injury. It was no fault of my son and two of the sales associate witnessed the boxes falling on his foot. They also saw it on video tape and knew that they were at fault to how the boxes fell on his foot. They took an incident report and the store manager told me to handle this matter with the claims/insurance department of Walmart. After a month of constantly calling and emailing the case manager she finally took a statement to what after. The only reason she called so fast was because I emailed her about seeking an attorney. She stated that she had to deny his claim due to the fact the shelf was not defective. A month later she is telling me the shelf was not defective the boxes were on. So this is reason they denied the claim. I am seeking an attorney who will be interested in helping with my son personal injury. Thanks

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    walmart ripp off Says:

    So we go into walmart right…we buy a vizio 19″ tv…
    we get home, open the box…theres no screws for the stand to the tv. So we used our own screws. Connected everything plugged it in and the tv doesnt turn on. So we decided to return it back to walmart and get our money back.
    We get to customer service and try to take care of things. Come to find out the tv was in the wrong box. The serial number on the box didnt match the serial number on the tv. Then the cs manager calls the electronics manager and tells us theres NOTHING WALMART can do about it. Not even an exchange for a new one.
    I bet you anything they thought we switched it out and did it ourselves over night…STUPID!
    We wanna file a claim for our money back. 178.00 may not seem a lot to most but for people who work and barley get by with pay check ta pay checks…Thats a lot of money. PLZ HELP!!!

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    Dominique Humes Says:

    I worked at Walmart in 2008, I was eighteen at the time and lived with my grandmother so I really needed the job. I worked overnight and one morning an associate dropped an entire pallet of juice as he tried to raise it up and stock it. A manager asked me to help clean up so I did, but as I moved some boxes I slipped and ended up injuring my ankle. I filed a report immediately and the following night when I talked to the managers I was told that if I went to the hospital it would mess with everyone’s bonuses. They sent me home for three days and when I couldn’t walk because of all the pain they put me on phone duty…phone duty on the OVERNIGHT SHIFT. No one calls at all but they just wanted a reason to fire me. I now can’t even find a decent job because of my pain.

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    melissa Trueblood Says:

    Hello I was fired from walmart about 4 months ago. I was fired because I got hurt and I have no more coaching. They told me I can apply back in 3 months I did not get my job back They told me that they will not hires no mopre rehires I think that is unfair Do I have a case?

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    Pissed mom of 4 Says:

    Wal-Mart is a bunch of Crooks. We had 4 brand new tires put on our van yesterday. We got up this morning and one of the tires were flat. My husband aired the tire up and took it back to them. They took the tire off and we had a cracked rim. The rims were fine when the old tires were on there. They would have noticed a darn cracked rim when they put them on. They cracked our rim putting the new tires on. We filed a claim at the store and they refused to give us the claim number. They told us it would take 24-48 hours to even find out it they can do anything about it. My husband has to drive the cracked rim home just to get home. Join me in a Boycott against Wal-mart!!!! I will take all my business to K-Mart and Foodlion. Down with Wal-Mart!!!!

    I need a lawyer. I have searched the web and apparently my vehicle isn’t the first one they have screwed up. Can you say class action law suit?

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    Susan Adams whisperswind Says:

    I need a lawyer ! I was fired 2008.The firing was due to a used of my associates Discount-Count card.I have two Special Needs Adult Children that lives in my home.Which one of the Adult children had my discount card and had purchased items for the family in our home.She was 18 yrs. of age and claimed her on our yearly taxes.When I was first hired 10 years ago,I was told that family can use this discount card for our home use.I feel that I was tricked and insulted,by this termination.Plus,I was hired for Full time and i was only getting part time hours-I needed insurance during the time.But,not enough hours to work to have insurance,what’s up with this? This is unfair!! No one needs to be treated like this!There should be law against this.Especially when there are handicapped children,even Adults.My daughter was tested as of I.Q.=5 and a half yr. old with I.Q.=4th grader.Wal-Mart needs to be ashamed !

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    Kay Says:

    I worked as a department manager for Wal-Mart. christmas day I broke my foot at home. I worked on it till the end of january. My Dr told me to stay of my foot with no weight on it. He prescribed me a wheel for me and said there is no reason I can not work with the equiptment prescribed. When I went in to work, the store mangaer told me to leave, that the wheel was dangerous. I got paper work for a leave of absence and they said I had to get my Dr to say that I can not work. This was crazy my Dr said I can work.Walmart said no I can not. they called me 4 weeks after they sent me home told me they will fire me if I do not bring a note from my Dr saying I could not work, once again I told them he never said i could not work they did. They refused to listen told me that I had till friday to get it to them, this was a tuesday. I went to my Dr and his receptionist told me that she would get the Dr to sign the paperwork and it will take ten days. So she gave me a note saying the Dr had the paperwork and it will take ten days. I took it in and the co manager said that is fine put that in your records and bring the paperwork in when you get it. that was thursday. The following monday an assistant manger called me and said she will fire me on friday if the paperwork was not in by then. I told her what the co manager had said and she told me pretty much that I was lying. Five minutes later the co manager called me and asked me what we spoke about. When I reminded her she said oh yea I remember, then gave me till monday, which I felt was dumb cause the Dr is not going to sign paperwork on the weekend. I went Back to my Dr and told him what happened he signed the paper work in front of me saying I can work, because he never said I could not work. I took it in and requested two weeks personal leave to give the bone stymulater to work that was just prescribed since my foot is not healing. They said ok. the following week they called me and said that since I did not come back when the Dr said on the paperwork that I was absent from my job and this would mean a coaching, also I needed to come in to speak with the store manager. By this time I decided it was better to quit before they fire me.

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