Overview

Rachel Rosenblatt advises and represents employers and managers in the full spectrum of employment matters, including lawsuits in both federal and state court, administrative proceedings before federal and state agencies, arbitration, mediation, and appellate courts involving claims for:

  • Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, and disability
  • Harassment in the workplace
  • Whistleblowing and retaliation
  • Wage and hour disputes, including class and collective actions

Rachel’s recent trial experience includes federal court jury trials involving wage and hour claims of employee exemption misclassification and arbitration agreements and multiple arbitrations alleging discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.

Rachel works with both large and small companies, including those in the retail, hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, financial, and manufacturing industries. She provides clients with employment counseling on best practices and training on a wide variety of legal matters, such as:

  • Reviewing and drafting employee handbooks and policies
  • Auditing wage and hour practices to ensure legal compliance
  • Hiring, performance management, investigations, and terminations
  • Preventing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims

In addition, Rachel frequently speaks on various hot topics, including accommodating transgender employees in the workplace, harassment, and social media. She was a member of the firm’s inaugural Associate Council and was the first associate hired in Littler’s Nashville office.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Mentoring Co-Chair

Steering Committee

Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum

2015-2019

Member

Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law

2016

Member, Executive Board of Directors

Young Lawyers’ Division

Nashville Bar Association

2011-2016

Secretary, Executive Board of Directors

The DISTRICT

2013-2016

Member

Leadership Forum, Nashville Bar Foundation

Nashville Bar Association

2014-2015

Co-Chair

Membership Committee

Nashville Bar Association

2013 and 2014

Member

Young Leaders Council, Nashville

2012

Member

Harry Phillips American Inns of Court

2010-2012

Member

Lawyers’ Association for Women

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Tennessee Bar Association

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Mid-South

Super Lawyers

2014-2019

Recipient, Distinguished Student Attorney Service Award

University of Tennessee Advocacy Legal Clinic

2008

Recipient, Law College Scholarship

University of Tennessee

2005-2008

Recipient, Presidents’ Scholarship

Southern Methodist University

2001-2005

News, Analysis & Press

6 Ways to Protect Your LGBT Employees

HOTELS Magazine

October 10, 2018

Celebrate Diversity

Food and Drink Magazine

April 11, 2018

Celebrate Diversity

Leisure & Hospitality

March 21, 2018

Treat Me Equitably and As I See Myself, Part 2

Executive Insight

February 29, 2016

Treat Me Equitably and As I See Myself, Part 1

Executive Insight

February 22, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Young v. UPS is a Win for Pregnancy… Sorta

LAW Matters

May 2015

Come Back When You’re Not Pregnant

LAW Matters

February 2015

Are You Pregnant? And Other Illegal Interview Questions You Can’t Ask And How To Answer Them

LAW Matters

July 2014

Top 5 Common Wage & Hour Mistakes… And What To Do About Them

HR Notes

Nashville Chamber of Commerce

April 2, 2013

Speaking Engagements

#metoo: A Double Edged Sword; Perspectives from Employment Lawyers and a Media Historian

Lawyers’ Association for Women, Nashville, TN

August 21, 2018

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Lawyers’ Association for Women

March 20, 2018

Pay Equity Compliance: How to Advise Your C-Suite and Safeguard Your Company

Association of Corporate Counsel

March 8, 2018

Social Media in the Workplace: Benefits and Legal Risks

Nashville Bar Association Employment Law Institute, Nashville, TN

October 4, 2017

The New Protected Class? New Protections for LGBT Workers and Accommodations for Transgender Employees

2017 Tennessee SHRM State Conference, Nashville, TN

October 1, 2017

Legal Update: Navigating Employment Law in Uncertain Times

Tennessee Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration State Conference, Brentwood, TN

August 25, 2017
Update Your Status: Current Legal Risks Related to Social Media in the Workplace

Nashville, TN

June 8, 2017

Transgender Issues and Employment Law

Lawyers’ Association for Women, Nashville, TN

October 18, 2016

The New Protected Class? What You Should Know About New Protections for LGBT Workers and Accommodations for Transgender Employees

MTSHRM – After Hours Workshop, Nashville, TN

June 21, 2016
The New Protected Class? What You Should Know About New Protections for LGBT Workers and Accommodations for Transgender Employees

Nashville, TN

November 10, 2015

The Latest Cases and Issues in Employment Law

Nashville Bar Association, Employment Law Institute

October 22, 2015

What Did “Love Win”?

Senior Human Resources Forum - Tennessee Bankers Association

July 16, 2015

Addressing Human Resources Issues in Home Care

2015 Financial Management Conference - National Association for Home Care & Hospice, Nashville, TN

June 28, 2015

A Look Back / A Look Forward: A Legal Update of The Top Employment and Labor Issues Affecting Employers

Senior Human Resources Forum - Tennessee Bankers Association

March 19, 2013

Education

  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 2008With Honors
  • B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2005summa cum laude

Bar Admission

Tennessee

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee