If this is happening in the US, then there is definitely a legal action presented by this set of facts . But, here's the reality: even a legal claim will only led to a settlement of some kind.

Here are some of the settlement terms that I would seek:

1. Two year consulting contract at half-salary. Work hours at your convenience.

2. Health insurance coverage for two years.

3. References (written by you).

4. Waiver of all non-compete/non-solicitation prohibitions.

5. One year contribution to all pension/401(k) plans. All stock and options vest immediately.

Good luck.

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Founder of ThinkingLonger.com, Investing Strategist

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