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I wish to file a complaint about a university lecturer or the

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I wish to file a complaint about a university lecturer or the university itself for allowing this lecturer to conduct inappropriate behavior towards the student. I have more details as I am the student involved. I have no idea how to go about this due to emotional hardship involved and I often talk myself out of it as I feel I might not have any case
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

Could you explain you situation a bit more please?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

A university lecturer was being inapropriate and suggestable to me during my last years at university. Unfortunatley I did get involved with him and in his words, made it into a relationship and therefore too legitimate for me to be able to make a complaint about it. I felt I could not tell anybody as he often would say (when I tried to leave him) that no one would believe me if I made a complaint and even if they did , they would say because I agreed to the relationship with him, that it would not be taken seriosly. I fee that this university lecturer took advantage of me at a time when I was quite vulnerable and yes I was in a relationship with him but he used his position of power to gain it. At the same time, he was actually constantly messaging and flirting with other university students. this makes me feel that he is able to carry on behaving this way with no repurcussions. I was emotionally abused by this lecturer during my last year at uni and as well three years after as he wished to continue seeing me. I know I have no cause for the latter years, but surely the beginning while being his student as well as his conduct with other students should mean something?

Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
I'm really sorry if I'm missing the point but what do you actually want to complain about?

In what way were you vulnerable? You were an adult I presume if this was at university?

What action has he taken that he should not?