How "severe" an offensive workplace must be to rise to the level of actionable harassment is an ongoing balancing act by courts in the Third Circuit. While the language courts use is well-known, and comes from U.S. Supreme Court cases, the application of that language is often the subject of nuanced interpretation. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit's recent decision in Greer v. Mondelez Global, No. 12-3820, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 20529 (3d Cir. Oct. 22, 2014), is the latest case to keep the "severity" bar at a high level for individuals claiming that they have been harassed in the workplace.