A woman sued her employer for sexual harassment. She lost. So why tell this story? It has lessons to be learned.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the woman was not subjected to an unlawful hostile work environment under Title VII because the conduct was not severe or pervasive enough. That's right. Even the EEOC's own website reads, "Petty slights, annoyances, and isolated incidents (unless extremely serious) will not rise to the level of illegality."

But what reminders did the court give us?