Sue Walmart — And Win!
Walmart Inc. is a multinational American retail corporation that operates hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores with over 10,000 locations in 24 countries. It is one of the largest employers in the world, with over 2.2 million employees.
Although Walmart is extremely successful, the unfortunate reality is that Walmart has faced many lawsuits that regard personal injury and workplace maltreatment. Particularly, most claims involve low wages, poor healthcare, poor working conditions, and anti-union policies (leaving employees to fend for themselves). Walmart also has an extremely high turnover rate, with around 70% of employees leaving within the first year.
Another issue many individuals have encountered with Walmart is pay discrimination. In Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., 1.5 million past and present employees alleged that Walmart discriminated against female employees with regard to pay and promotional privilege. Additionally, Walmart was sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that Walmart denied requests to limit heavy lifting for pregnant employees. Through these examples, it is evident that Walmart isn’t the perfect corporation it appears to be.
If you’ve been wronged by Walmart, you are entitled to sue and may be entitled to compensation. With the help of DoNotPay, accessible in any web browser, an automated lawsuit can be generated at your fingertips. Find out how DoNotPay simplifies the suing process below.
Common Reasons Why People Sue Walmart
|Slips & Falls||If you’ve slipped on anything in a Walmart store or and been injured, you might be entitled to compensation.|
|Lack of Maintenance||If there is a lack of maintenance, dirty store, or faulty carts that cause injury, you may be entitled to sue.|
|Discrimination||If you are a customer/employee of Walmart and you’ve experienced harassment in-store that has made you susceptible to damages, you may be entitled to compensation.|
|Assaults||If you’ve been assaulted by a Walmart employee or delivery driver, you may be entitled to sue for damages.|
How to Prepare for a Small Claims Case Against Walmart?
Although your case might appear to fulfill the requirements of a lawsuit, it is important to establish negligence in filing a Small Claims case against Walmart.
- Duty: prove that Walmart owed a legal duty to you under the particular circumstances.
- Breach: prove that Walmart breached its legal duty through specific actions.
- Causation: prove that due to Walmart’s negligence, injuries or damages were incurred.
- Damages: prove that you endured specific damages because of Walmart’s negligence, using evidence to support your claim. For example, you can use medical records, loss of wages, or prove that you’ve lost opportunities through records of disadvantage.
What to Consider Before Suing Walmart?
Before you sue, it is important to consider alternatives and decide whether filing a small-claims suit is the most viable option.
1. Are there any alternatives?
Before suing, you can consider other options:
2. What do you expect in compensation?
If you are successful, what will you collect from Walmart?
3. Do you have evidence?
Do you have sufficient records to validate your claim? This may include:
- Record of payments
- Summary of events
- Reasons for entitlement
4. How much will this cost?
This is an important question to ask — often, small claims with legal representation are expensive and have a greater cost than the payoff of winning a lawsuit.
How to Sue Walmart?
- File a Verified Complaint –– File a document explaining your claim, cause of action, and purpose to Walmart.
- File a Civil Summons –– You may need to complete a civil summons form, a document that can be found on many state courts’ websites. The summons will need to be signed (issued) by a lawyer, court clerk, or judge.
- Serve the Defendant –– Typically, most individuals hire a non-affiliated person to serve the other group their papers.
- Appear in Court –– You must go to and keep track of court appearances, the necessary paperwork required and steps that you need to take to help the case progress.
How to Sue Walmart with DoNotPay?
Walmart is equipped with a well-informed legal team. It might be extremely hard for you to file a comprehensive lawsuit considering time, potential restrictions, and other factors. As a solution to this issue, DoNotPay provides an automated lawsuit generator, with foolproof technology that makes suing concise. To file a lawsuit using the robot lawyer, all you need to do is:
- Log on to DoNotPay on any web browser and select “Sue Now”
- Enter the dollar amount that you are owed (this could be lost wages or even adequate compensation to cover injuries and medical bills)
- Select whether you’d like to receive a demand letter or court filing forms
- Describe your reason for filing the lawsuit, and submit any additional details (including your photo evidence)
That’s all! DoNotPay covers the process of suing Walmart in an instant!
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
Apart from helping its users sue Walmart, DoNotPay can help with an array of issues, such as:
- Contesting and appealing parking tickets
- Getting compensation for victims of crimes
- Creating and using virtual credit cards
- Finding unclaimed money
- Filing a lawsuit against AT&T
- Taking legal action against Uber
- Suing Verizon
- Filing a suit against a company without a lawyer in small claims court
- Filing a claim against insurance companies
- Suing an airline