The Kulch case is significant because of its far-reaching impact in the field of employment law. The decision marks the culmination of a trend in Ohio to expand the public policy exception doctrine and provide much needed protection for the rights of employees. Part II of this article discusses the broader development of the public policy exception, and Part III discusses the Kulch case specifically. The author concludes by stating that Kulch has emerged as the seminal Ohio case in employment law relating to the public policy exception, largely because Kulch provides wrongfully discharged employees the means to obtain full and fair redress for the wrong done to them, while at the same time promoting the public policies expressed in state and federal statutes, Constitutions, administrative rules and regulations, and the common law.
Sandra J. Rosenthal,
Kulch v. Structural Fibers, Inc.: Clarifying the Public Policy Exception ,
45 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol45/iss4/12