Long story short I decided to continue my education and pay for it myself after watching upper management repeatedly gripe about how SHE (not the company) paid for a disliked coworker's degree. We didn't. This person paid for their degree out of their own pocket.
I made the mistake of telling management about the class, regardless, and she went around informing everyone about how WE were taking the class. She knew full-well I was paying for it myself but insisted she was taking the class with me and never signed up for it or even asked me how the class was going. She also tried to bully me into providing her the class materials. She did the same with another coworker taking classes, but they were reimbursed and fended it off.
As a result, for the next two classes, I informed my direct manager but opted not to tell her I was taking them. She is now pestering me for the material again citing she is in deep water if she doesn't get it. She is even claiming I have to give it to her because she paid for the class (which again, she didn't).
I am all for being a team player but this seems highly unethical to give out copyrighted material. These are presentations and resources for the class, and would have to be modified from scratch to fit her needs anyway.
In regards to continued education and employers paying for employee's college classes, what right to the class material do they have? Do I have a leg to stand on to not provide this content even if my company had paid for the class?