There is a significant lack of understanding of obesity. Many people living with obesity, healthcare professionals, and employers believe that weight can be controlled mainly through individual behaviours such as healthy eating and exercise. The truth is that weight is highly heritable and our brain defends against weight loss. People living with obesity also experience pervasive weight bias and stigma which further impacts their health and wellbeing. Consider that your employees past weight management efforts were difficult not because of some character flaw, lack of willpower or motivation, the wrong diet or not enough activity, but instead because they are living with a serious, untreated chronic disease. Obesity treatment guidelines exist. It is time to recognize obesity is a chronic disease, address weight bias in the workplace, and understand what it means for your employees’ health.