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Pasadena Wrongful Termination Attorney

Protecting the Rights of Those Who Were Unlawfully Fired

Wrongful termination occurs when an employee is fired without legitimate, justified reasons. These reasons violate state and federal laws governing employment rights. If you have lost your job due to gender, pregnancy, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, whistleblowing, or other related reasons, you might have a wrongful termination case. Our employment lawyer at Mark Charles Law strives to provide successful resolutions for employees that are unfairly fired due to their employer’s illegal actions.

Our employment lawyers understand the complexities of California employment law and how all facts can work together to prove your case. Once you are a client we stand by your side every step of the way to advocate on your behalf.

Take action with Attorney Charles, a wrongful termination attorney with nearly 20 years of experience. Call (626) 788-5051 to schedule your free consultation.

What Is Considered a Wrongful Termination?

Many employees in California are considered “at-will”. At-will employees can be terminated from their job at any time and for any reason as long as it doesn’t break any federal or state statutes. Just because the situation is unfair does not mean that it is illegal.

Situations that are considered a wrongful termination include:

  • Dismissal based on discriminatory factors
  • Retaliation against a protected right
  • Whistleblowing or reporting unethical conduct
  • Breaking a written or implied contract
  • Retaliation for a disability or workers’ compensation claim
  • Retaliation for a sexual harassment claim

Employers have the right to fire employees for legitimate reasons but cannot remove an employee based on protected elements.

What Happens if an Employee is in a Union?

Some employees in California are members of a union and are covered by their union contract. After an unjust termination, the employee can request that the union file a grievance on their behalf. The union can represent your case, however, they may not proceed if they feel your case does not have the necessary merit. Speaking with an employment lawyer can help ensure that your rights are upheld regardless of whether the union agrees to proceed with your case.

Wrongful Termination Lawyer Fights on Your Behalf

We are focused on uncovering the truth of the matter. At Mark Charles Law, we understand that employers justify firing employees in different ways to conceal the true intent. We have the skill and resources available to aggressively get to the root of your termination, including interviewing co-workers and subpoenaing records. Were you wrongfully terminated? Put our team on your side.

If you need the services of a Pasadena wrongful termination attorney, seek a firm with a reputation you can trust. We provide free consultations to discuss your case. Call (626) 788-5051.

The Opinions That Matter

  • “I felt secure in his knowledge. I walked away feeling confident and knew I was in good hands.”

    Jennifer M.

  • “I always felt respected and understood as we developed a strategy to proceed with the case. He answered all of my questions with clarity and compassion.”
  • “Takes the time to listen.”


  • “ Because of Mark I am able to turn the page and start my own business which would not have happened if I had stayed.”


  • “Mark put us at ease with his responsiveness, confidence and expertise. We were very pleased with the results. While I hope to never have to utilize Mark for that type of situation again, I am so thankful to know I can call him anytime.”