A new downward-tilted toilet has been designed to stop employees getting comfortable and taking long loo breaks.
The Standard Toilet, which has been backed by the British Toilet Association, slopes forward 13 degrees, causing discomfort to users after five minutes.
It was designed by consulting engineer Mahabir Gill, who said his invention would become an “asset to a business” as it would increase productivity.
“It is estimated that in the United Kingdom alone, extended employee breaks costs industry and commerce an £4 billion per annum,” Mr Gill wrote.
“With the advent of flexible zero hour contracts it is easy to see why our Standard Toilet can be an asset to a business.”
He went on to claim the Standard Toilet was medically beneficial because it improved posture.
“Medical studies have suggested that using the traditional WC can cause swollen haemorrhoids and weakening of pelvic muscles,” he said.
“The Standard Toilet provides Increased comfort through promoting the engagement of upper and lower leg muscles which helps reduce musculoskeletal disorders.”
The company are currently in talks with several organisations including councils and motorway service stations, which are interested in the £150-£500 toilets.
However, critics at the University of the Philippines said “Capitalism doing what it does best-exploitation of its workers.”