I am in a corporate paid Masters program at work. Over time, the group has slowly dwindled to only just a few of us now in this Masters program at a local university.
Since then, two of the last remaining students approached me and asked me to join their group for the group projects which I did.
All has been going well though their contributions have dwindled or have been poor submissions. I have had to correct their work. They wait until the last minute.
These courses are held on our company grounds.
Recently, one of the members got extremely irate during the course, on our corporate campus, albeit off duty. This person was swearing at me and claiming I have a poor reputation at work. I assume to try to hurt my ego.
I have since gotten permission from the professor, without going into detail, to splinter/branch off and do my own group assignments.
Since this happened outside of working hours, but on campus for a corporate sponsored course, does this fall under corporate/company jurisdiction OR just two disagreeing adults disagreeing outside of work time?
It’s important to note that these people are outside of my reporting chain and have no influence on my performance reviews. They aren’t even in the same department.