Fostering High-Performing Workplaces

Mission and Services

Drawing on our extensive experience in employment and labor law, we focus on providing the highest quality workplace investigations. We work with a broad range of Washington state employers in both the public and private sectors.

We conduct the following types of investigations:

  • Discrimination (race, gender, age, and other protected categories)
  • Harassment on the basis of gender or other protected category
  • Retaliation
  • Alleged misconduct
  • Climate assessment/work unit dysfunction
  • Wage and hour claims

We thoughtfully prepare a customized plan for each investigation. Our investigations are thorough, timely, and unbiased. Our reports are clear and well-written. Our goal is to ensure that an employer has all the information it needs to adopt successful workplace solutions.

Discuss your Options

Reach out to discuss your workplace concerns with our team.

About SWI - Over 40 years combined experience

Kari Hanson and Katie Blinn comprise the team at Sound Workplace Investigations (SWI). SWI is not a law firm and does not provide legal services, but Kari and Katie are experienced, licensed employment law attorneys and draw on that experience in conducting investigations. Kari is the Owner and principal investigator. Katie assists with investigation strategy and contributes her editing and writing expertise to investigation reports.

We help employers mitigate risk, hold employees accountable, and further a professional, respectful workplace.

Located in Tacoma and Olympia, our particular focus is on assisting South Sound employers; however, we also conduct investigations statewide.

We thoughtfully prepare a customized plan for each investigation. Our investigations are thorough, timely, and unbiased. Our reports are clear and well-written. Our goal is to ensure that an employer has all the information it needs to adopt successful workplace solutions.

Kari Hanson

Kari Hanson

Owner/Principal Investigator

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Katie-Blinn

Katie Blinn

Investigation Associate

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