Rachel Berlin Benjamin
Rachel Berlin Benjamin works tirelessly to fight for employees’ rights and prides herself in providing clients with high-quality and compassionate representation. Rachel primarily represents employees who have been subjected to unlawful discrimination and retaliation. She also prosecutes wage and hour disputes and effectively negotiates severance agreements.
Rachel has extensive litigation experience in both state and federal courts. Rachel and her former partner achieved a substantial jury verdict, including all of the plaintiff’s lost wages. After a week-long trial, the jury found that there was a willful violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and her client was awarded the maximum amount of damages allowed by the law. Last year, she also represented victims of egregious sexual harassment and secured a seven figure settlement on their behalf.
Rachel has also achieved numerous notable results on account of her significant appellate experience and has contributed to successful appeals to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Rachel represented a school bus driver in a disability claim and drafted the appellate brief that was instrumental in convincing the Eleventh Circuit to revive the driver’s claim. Rachel also played a critical role in the Eleventh Circuit’s revival of an age discrimination claim as well as a Title VII retaliation claim.
Rachel B. Benjamin is Not Afraid to Fight the Big Fights
Rachel has taken on the Atlanta Police Department in its refusal to change its facial hair policy, which has prevented officers from being able to serve and protect their communities. This will hopefully give similarly situated police officers the ability to proudly serve Atlanta in the future.
Rachel has also successfully litigated wage and hour claims and has helped secure multi-million dollar settlements in numerous collective and class action lawsuits in federal courts across the nation.
Before practicing employment law, Rachel was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx, New York where she prosecuted misdemeanors and violent felonies. As a prosecutor, Rachel conducted hearings and trials, presented cases to Grand Jury panels for indictment, and negotiated pleas.
Rachel graduated magna cum laude from Pace Law School and received her Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. Rachel is a member of the State Bars of Georgia and New York, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and federal district courts in New York and Georgia. Rachel is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and is passionate about raising money to help find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
When Rachel isn’t working, she enjoys exploring Atlanta, spending time with her husband and two young kids, attempting to achieve Yelp’s “elite” status, and visiting her family in New York.
News & Legal Insights
- Mexican Worker Says Hyundai Misled Him About Tech Job – Law360 – Aug 11, 2022
- Jewish Ex-Employee Sues Retirement Home, Claiming Bias – Law360 – May 16, 2o22
- Personal Injury Firm Failed To Pay Paralegals OT, Suit Says – Law360 – May 2, 2022
- Hall & Lampros Nabs “Mastermind” of Hogh Court LGBTQ Case – April 13, 2022
- Anxiety, PTSD Drive Rise in Mental Health Employment Bias Claims – April 11, 2022
- GA City to Pay $1M To Settle Police Chief Harassment Suit – Oct 15, 2021
- $1 Million Dollar Settlement In Federal Sexual Harassment Suit Against Police Department And Police Chief In South Georgia City – Oct 15, 2021
- Point University embroiled in Title IX lawsuit – Oct 8, 2021
- Point University fumbled sexual harassment investigation, lawsuit says – Oct 5, 2021
- Ex-Rincon police officer sues department, alleges boss racially discriminated against him – June 25, 2021
- How a Supreme Court decision last year is reshaping the legal battle over LGBTQ discrimination – June 1, 2021
- Walmart Sued Over Cashiered Cashier’s ADA Discrimination Claims – April 22, 2021
- ER doctor files discrimination lawsuit against Doctors Hospital – April 14, 2021
- Women Sue Georgia Police Chief Alleging Sexual Misconduct | Georgia News | US News – February 3, 2021
- Police leader fired after employees sue for sexual misconduct (ajc.com) – February 3, 2021
- Women Say Georgia City Ignored Harassment By Police Chief – February 2,2021
- Migrant Workers Seek Class Status In Suit Over GA Housing – February 2, 2021
- Home Care Co. Settles EEOC Suit Over Telework Denial – January 27, 2021
- Bostock Says Judge Was Trash-Talking After High Court Win – November 24, 2020
- Lawsuit claims 75-year-old DeKalb hospital employee was fired due to age – November 10, 2020
- Former 911 operator accuses Smyrna cop of sexual harassment – November 2, 2020
- Fired Mental Health Court Officer Suing Troup County for Discrimination – August 27, 2020
- Garcia-Robelo et al v. Precision 2000, Inc. et al – Collective Action Complaint – July 9, 2020
- Ex-Grocery Store Employee Alleges Workplace Sexual Harassment – April 11, 2019
- Ramirez’s defense team ponders next step after appeal denied – April 7, 2019
- Attorney: Lies smeared Ramirez’s reputation – February 26, 2019
- Attorney challenges Gerbino’s assertions – February 26, 2019
- PTC settles with former cop for $300,000 – July 24, 2016
- Lawyers Should Oppose Firms’ Rampant Illegal Age Discrimination, Attorney Writes – May 10, 2016
- Jury Finds WellStar ‘Willfully Violated’ Age Bias Law, Awards $374K – March 11, 2016
- Attorney Rachel Berlin Benjamin Fights to Get APD Officer Paid After Discrimination Case
- Attorney Rachel Berlin Benjamin talks to WSB-TV about her Client an Atlanta Police Officer’s Discrimination Case
- Officer files complaint against APD over his beard – September 17, 2015
- Panel Revives ADA Suit By School Bus Driver Who Said She Needed Air Conditioning – August 12, 2015
5 Star Google Reviews for Rachel Berlin Benjamin
“I had the pleasure of working with Rachel Berlin Benjamin recently on a sensitive employment issue, and found her counsel to be strategic, timely, precise and ultimately very effective. Rachel is a skilled negotiator and true advocate for her clients; she’s highly responsive, very good at managing expectations and framing strategy and decisions. An excellent attorney who operates as a genuine partner.” – Brian F.
“This is the firm to go to, and they will fight for you! Rachel Berlin Benjamin is the greatest, and I am very appreciative of everything that she has done for my case! Don’t hesitate for a second to reach out to them for help in navigating these complex employer issues. Don’t allow yourself to go at it alone, as you will be selling yourself short. Remember that discrimination of any type is just not okay!” – Antonio H.
“I had the pleasure of working with Rachel Berlin Benjamin and she was amazing. She stayed in communication, checking in even when she didn’t have an update. The firm worked hard to help me as quickly as possible to alleviate my situation. I highly recommend Rachel and the firm. They treat you with respect, honesty and shoot you straight. I’m extremely blessed to have had them in my corner through such a trying time in my life. You can’t go wrong picking this firm.” – Kristal T.
“I came to [Rachel Berlin Benjamin] to represent me in an employment issue. After reviewing my issues, Rachel Berlin Benjamin represented me with empathy and concern. She was very thorough and honest in her communications and presented my issues promptly. She always kept me informed and presented the situation in a personable and complete way at every stage. She negotiated a settlement far greater than expected. Her value far exceeded her cost. I recommend Rachel for any representation and negotiations.” – Kevin T.