Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. For now please let me know how long you have worked there.
2 Years and 10 months, I worked there for 9 months previously
Apologies for the slight delay, I experienced some temporary connection issues earlier. There is nothing wrong legally with the employer has done. If there are employees doing the same job as those who are at risk of redundancy the employer has to include them as well, whether they are permanent or not. The employer cannot be selective over those who are permanent workers or those who are on secondment. The fact they were only just recently issued with a contract will not change anything as they would have had to be included in the redundancy exercise anyway.