Professor Pays out over Student

A universty teacher at Granada University has accepted to compensate a student 14,000 euros for making coercive phone calls and Whatsapp messages.

An auxiliary teacher at Granada University has accepted to compensate a student 14,000 euros for making coercive phone calls and Whatsapp messages.

Now before you jump to the conclusion that it is a male teacher harassing a female student with libidinous intent, it is actually the other way round; i.e., the teacher is a female and the student a male, and there was no sexual harassment involved.

The Public Prosecutor had brought the case before the judge as a case of sexual harassment but the teacher had expressed her conformity with a sentence that found her guilty of ‘minor (as opposed to ‘grave’) coercion.’

The result is that the teacher (as well as the compensation) must pay 360 euros to the court. The sentence is firm, meaning that there can be no appeal.

The victim said that although he had felt pressurised by these message he denied that they in any way solicited  ‘sexual favours.’ Furthermore, the university was cleared of all responsibility as a subsidiary in this case, as well.

Editorial note: we have used the term ‘teacher’ and not ‘professor’ as would be the case in a university, as the woman was an auxiliary teacher (without a doctorate) and not a full member of the University professorship.

(News: City & Metropolitan, Granada, Andalucia)

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