You probably remember your early days at the California company where you worked for several decades. You were so happy even to have gained an entry-level position because you knew it was a good start and there would be opportunity for advancement. Some call this starting from the ground up and it definitely served you well in life. You went from the stockroom to a top executive position before you reached age 40.
Since then, you've been quite happy at work with the exception of everyday stresses and challenges that accompany most jobs. In fact, you and your spouse had recently begun talking about retirement, making plans to travel, perhaps invest in a beach home where you can take your grandkids and adult children for some quality family time and fun in the sun. Those plans crashed when you unexpectedly lost your job. You believe it was a wrongful termination but aren't sure what to do about it.