On Friday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc sued current and former Wal-Mart employees who are backed by the union claiming that these defendants violated Florida law by protesting and rallying at Wal-mart’s Florida stores, thereby committing trespass.  According to Yahoo News, Wal-Mart has “asked the court for a legal ruling that would prevent future trespassing.”  Defendants include the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart).

Wal-Mart has sued the defendants in an effort to stop these unruly rallies.  According to a Wal-Mart spokesman, the lawsuits aim is "to help protect our customers and associates from further disruptive tactics associated with their continued, illegal trespassing."

However, the protesters feel that Wal-Mart is infringing on their freedom of speech.  They feel that Wal-Mart should focus their energies on creating better jobs for their workers instead of wasting their time suing them for trespass.  Their aim was to push Wal-Mart to provide better pay and improved working conditions for their employees.

What is a Trespass?

Trespass occurs when someone is intentionally on your property without your consent.  You can learn more about trespassing on private property by watching an informational video on trespass at our Free Legal Videos page.  Simply type the word “trespass” in the search area.

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