I run a small business, and have recently expanded from 4 to 5 employees, plus me and my business partner, (who are self-employed but work in the same warehouse), which totals 7 people. One of my employees has informed me that we now require a second toilet (we have only 1) and also provide a staff room, and a 'quiet area' at lunchtime, and I wanted to ask if anyone knew if these were legal requirements or not? I've checked online and it looks like you do need to have a second toilet for 5 or more employees, and I wondered if anyone knew if this was a 'recommendation' or a legal requirement. We rent the building and I don't know if our landlord would do this, and if not I'm not sure it would be practical because of the layout of the building or if we could even afford it. Because my business partner and I are technically self employed are we included in the number of employess? As regards a 'staff room' is this a legal requirement? I'd obviously like to make sure my staff are comfortable and there is a kitchen and also tables and chairs for them to make food/eat at. Do we have to provide a designated room? Our premises is basically a warehouse with a small office, kitchen and toilet. The staff member also requested that there is no production that goes on at lunch time as she doesn't like background noise whilst eating her lunch. There's no machine noise, but sometimes a jet washer is used to clean equipment, as some workers take lunch at different times so will work whilst other people are lunching. Again, I guess my question is do employees have a right to a quiet lunch? Any advice is very much appreciated.