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  • 30 combined years of legal experience 
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HHJ Trial Attorneys proudly serve victims who have suffered from serious injuries. HHJ is one of San Diego’s premiere personal injury law firms.  We’ve obtained over ten million dollars for our clients within the last 4 years alone and have been voted the Best Litigation Firm for the last 3 years through the San Diego Union Tribune. All three partners have been voted as Super Lawyers and have received coverage from local and national news outlets.

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Khala BarkusKhala Barkus
19:33 25 Sep 22
Michael and his team were so great during this entire process. They helped me to get a pretty significant settlement from my case and they were never delayed in any of the processes. I am confident that had I not "fired" the first attorney that I started to work with and called HHJ trail attorneys, I would not have gotten the results that I got with HHJ. You can't go wrong with working with these guys to settle your case.
TylerTyler
21:09 25 Aug 22
Michael and the HHJ staff were extremely helpful from the start of my case less than a year ago. From the time I had my accident, to having doctor appointments set up to the final conclusion, it couldn’t have been a smoother process from beginning to end. Michael is very detailed and organized and always has your best interest at heart. He is very responsive and is always on top of it. I didn’t have to do much other than show up to my doctor appts and respond with info that was needed. I would without a beat use Michael and his team again if needed. HHJ is the best in Southern California!
Claudia LopezClaudia Lopez
21:41 08 Jul 22
Mr. Adam Hepburn and his firm, HHJ Trial Attorneys, took on our legal case. Mr. Adam Hepburn came recommended, luckily. We can't thank Mr. Adam Hepburn and his firm for their stellar work throughout our entire legal case. If I had any questions or concerns, Mr. Adam Hepburn would quickly address my concerns either via email, cell phone or even on text. Mr. Adam Hepburn was very truthful, thoughtful when explaining the facts of my case, and extremely professional. If you're on the fence with hiring Adam Hepburn and his firm, don't be, he's the best in the field. Adam won my case! Must hire him and his firm if you need his type of services.
FergalFergal
15:00 20 Apr 22
Michael and the team at HHJ Trial Attorneys have taken the best care of our Clients after they have being involved in road accidents. The care, attention and commitment they provide to all their clients is extraordinary as are their life enhancing results - HHJ Trial Attorneys = Best In Class.
Anne FranksAnne Franks
14:41 20 Apr 22
Michael at HHJ Trial Attorneys is a professional Accident & Personal Injury Lawyers group. This group is very is highly recommended! They are very professional compared to other firms. If you are looking for a quality group of attorneys that will get the job done, this is the one to call!
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San Diego Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers Defending Women

At HHJ Trial Attorneys, we understand that the joy of expecting a child should not be overshadowed by unfair treatment in the workplace. If you’ve faced discrimination due to pregnancy, maternity leave, or related conditions, our experienced team is here to stand by your side. We specialize in navigating the complexities of pregnancy discrimination law in San Diego, offering dedicated legal support to ensure your rights are protected. Let us be your advocates for justice, working tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve and fostering a workplace environment free from discrimination.

Is It Legal To Discriminate Against Someone Who Is Pregnant?

Pregnancy discrimination unfortunately happens in workplaces across the globe, and San Diego is no exception. It’s against the law, of course, but that doesn’t stop some employers from making biased decisions. If you or someone you know is facing such a situation, it’s crucial to know your rights and seek appropriate support. 

Pregnancy discrimination is expressly against the law. In the United States, it’s protected under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Employers can’t make decisions based on pregnancy or related conditions when it comes to hiring, firing, promotions, or any other terms of employment. If you’re facing discrimination, you might want to reach out to someone who can help.

What are Some Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination?

Pregnancy discrimination can manifest in various ways, and it’s essential to be aware of potential signs. Here are some examples of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace:

 

  • Termination or Demotion: Being fired or demoted due to pregnancy, maternity leave, or related conditions.
  • Denial of Accommodations: Refusing to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees, such as adjusted work hours, modified duties, or a temporary transfer to a less strenuous position.
  • Unequal Treatment: Treating a pregnant employee differently from others in terms of job assignments, promotions, or other employment benefits.
  • Harassment: Subjecting a pregnant employee to harassment, ridicule, or a hostile work environment based on their pregnancy.
  • Failure to Hire: Choosing not to hire a candidate because they are pregnant or likely to become pregnant.
  • Retaliation: Taking negative actions against an employee for asserting their rights or filing a complaint related to pregnancy discrimination.
  • Denial of Benefits: Refusing to provide benefits, bonuses, or promotions that are available to other employees based on pregnancy or maternity leave.
  • Pregnancy-Related Comments or Stereotypes: Making derogatory comments or perpetuating stereotypes about pregnant employees, such as assumptions about their commitment or capabilities.

 

It’s important to recognize these signs and take action if you experience or witness pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Documenting incidents and seeking legal advice can be crucial steps in addressing and preventing further discrimination.

When Can a San Diego Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney Help Me?

A San Diego pregnancy discrimination attorney can help you when you’ve faced unfair treatment or discrimination in the workplace due to pregnancy or related conditions. Here are some scenarios in which seeking the assistance of a pregnancy discrimination attorney would be beneficial:

 

  • Wrongful Termination: If you believe you were fired due to your pregnancy or related conditions.
  • Denied Accommodations: If your employer refused to make reasonable accommodations for your pregnancy, such as modified work hours or duties.
  • Harassment: If you experienced harassment or a hostile work environment based on your pregnancy, it’s time to seek legal help.
  • Unequal Treatment: If you were treated differently from other employees due to your pregnancy, whether in terms of promotions, job assignments, or other employment benefits.
  • Retaliation: If you faced negative consequences for asserting your rights or filing a complaint related to pregnancy discrimination.
  • Denial of Leave: If your employer denied you legally mandated pregnancy leave or penalized you for taking it.
  • Failure to Hire: If you believe you were not hired or considered for a position due to your pregnancy status.

 

A pregnancy discrimination attorney will assess the specifics of your case, guide you through the legal process, and advocate for your rights to ensure fair treatment in the workplace. If you find yourself in any of these situations, don’t hesitate to reach out for legal support.

What Types of Compensation Can I Win as a Result of a Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit?

If you win a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, the types of compensation you may receive can vary based on the specifics of your case and the applicable laws. Here are some potential forms of compensation:

  • Back Pay: Compensation for the wages and benefits you lost as a result of the discrimination, including any raises or promotions you would have received.
  • Front Pay: Future lost wages and benefits if you are unable to return to your previous position due to the discrimination.
  • Compensatory Damages: Compensation for emotional distress, pain, suffering, and other non-economic losses caused by the discrimination.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases of egregious misconduct, the court may award punitive damages to punish the employer and deter future discriminatory behavior.
  • Reinstatement or Promotion: If you were wrongfully terminated or denied a promotion, the court may order your reinstatement or promotion to the appropriate position.
  • Reasonable Accommodations: If the discrimination involved a failure to provide reasonable accommodations, the court may order the employer to implement these accommodations.
  • Attorney’s Fees and Legal Costs: In some cases, the court may order the employer to pay your attorney’s fees and the costs associated with pursuing the lawsuit.

It’s important to consult with a pregnancy discrimination attorney to assess the specific details of your case and understand the potential compensation you may be entitled to pursue. Keep in mind that the laws and remedies can vary, so seeking legal advice tailored to your situation is crucial.

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