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
    • 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 observe these 10 Keys to ensure a Legally-Defensible investigation:

  1. Experience in conducting investigations.
  2. Develop and follow an investigation plan.
  3. Complete most investigations within three to 10 days of the complaint being filed.
  4. Be impartial, unbiased, and afford the parties due process.
  5. Share information with witnesses on a strict need-to-know basis.
  6. Thoroughness.
  7. Systematically assess the 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. Preserve all pertinent documents and metadata.
  10. Knowledge of substantive employment laws.