A veteran investigator, Gene R. Thornton has conducted numerous investigations of various types regarding issues in the workplace, including employment and sexual harassment matters


  • Sexual Harassment/Hostile Environment/Assault
  • Discrimination:
    • Age
    • Disability
    • Family and Medical Leave Rights
    • Gender
    • Marital Status
    • Military Service
    • Pregnancy
    • Race
    • Retaliation for Participating in a Workplace Investigation
    • Sexual Orientation
  • Theft of Company Property
  • Embezzlement of Company Funds
  • Substance Abuse
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Violation of Non-Compete/Duty of Loyalty
  • Wage/Hour
  • Independent Contractor Classification Audit
  • Securities Fraud
  • Workplace Injury¬†

Need to hire an investigator? We follow these 10 Keys to ensure a successful investigation

  1. Experience in conducting investigations.
  2. Develop and follow an investigation plan.
  3. Most investigations should be completed within three to 10 days of the complaint being filed.
  4. The investigation must be impartial, unbiased, and afford the parties due process.
  5. Investigation information should be shared on a strict need-to-know basis.
  6. Thoroughness.
  7. Credibility of the complainant, the accused, and witnesses should be assessed.
  8. Document the investigation process and findings for decision-making and litigation purposes.
  9. Litigation hold. All pertinent documents should be preserved pending the investigation, and for an appropriate time thereafter.
  10. Knowledge of substantive employment laws.