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Y. Jed Charner


P 410-415-2025
F 410-415-2001


Jed Charner is an Associate in the Baltimore, Maryland office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  His practice focuses on representing employers in employment litigation and workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Charner was an attorney at the United States Postal Service, the nation’s second largest employer, where he first-chaired more than 20 administrative employment hearings. At the Postal Service, Mr. Charner independently managed a large caseload of employment litigation matters, including conducting all facets of discovery, motions practice, hearings, appeals, mediations, and negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements. Mr. Charner has litigated employment cases before United States District Courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection System (MSPB), and Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC).  

Mr. Charner also is experienced at advising clients on various employment matters, including terminations and disciplinary matters, FMLA and leave issues, disability and religious accommodations, OSHA compliance, and workplace investigations. Mr. Charner has developed and delivered training courses to management clients on the laws of religious accommodations in the workplace, restoration of injured employees to duty, disciplinary procedures, compliance with anti-discrimination laws, and OSHA Section 11(c) whistleblower complaints.

Mr. Charner also has represented clients in workplace safety and OSHA matters, including OSHA inspections, negotiating post-citation settlements at informal conferences with OSHA Area Directors, and contesting and litigating citations.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Charner served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert A. Zarnoch at the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. There, he prepared drafts of dozens of judicial opinions on a variety of legal issues.

During law school, Mr. Charner was a member of the Business Law Society. He participated in the Appellate and Post-conviction Advocacy Clinic, through which he briefed and argued an appeal before the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. The arguments that Mr. Charner presented ultimately led to a decision from the Maryland Court of Appeals concerning authentication of video and photographic evidence in Maryland courts.  See Washington v. State, 179 Md. App. 32 (2008) (holding that trial court erred in admitting into evidence unauthenticated videotape and photographs, but finding error harmless), rev’d, 406 Md. 642 (2008) (finding error not harmless and reversing criminal conviction). Mr. Charner also has drafted appellate briefs in other cases that led to reversals of lower court decisions.

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November 11, 2019

Two Federal Courts Strike Down Health and Human Services ‘Conscience Protection Rule’

November 11, 2019

Two federal courts have struck down the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) “Conscience Protection Rule,” which was slated to go into effect on November 22, 2019. The Rule purported to enforce pre-existing “conscience laws” that protect the rights of certain employees of healthcare institutions that receive federal... Read More

November 5, 2019

Religious Accommodation and Patient Safety in Healthcare Industry

November 5, 2019

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act requires employers in the healthcare industry to provide a reasonable accommodation to employees’ sincerely held religious beliefs and practices. Common accommodation requests relate to: Exemptions from the flu vaccination Time off for Sabbath observance or to attend religious services Prayer... Read More

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Two Federal Courts Strike Down Health and Human Services ‘Conscience Protection Rule’
November 11, 2019

Two federal courts have struck down the U.S. Read More

Religious Accommodation and Patient Safety in Healthcare Industry
November 6, 2019

During a recent webinar, our Healthcare team provided practical case studies with clear takeaways and best practices for reasonably accommodating employees’ sincerely-held religious beliefs without compromising patient safety. You can watch the webinar recording at your convenience. Read More

Hospital Settles Claim of Religious Discrimination Based on Applicant’s Refusal of Flu Vaccine
July 8, 2019

The EEOC announced that it reached a $74,418 settlement with a hospital in Owosso, Michigan, to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit the agency had filed under Title VII against the hospital in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Read More