Rights in redundancy?

I have worked for my employer for 8 full years. Yesterday he made me redundant and put me on paid garden leave for one month. Can someone tell me how whether this amount of notice is correct? He has also been training other employees my job role today? Is it correct that you can only be made redundant if your job... show more I have worked for my employer for 8 full years. Yesterday he made me redundant and put me on paid garden leave for one month. Can someone tell me how whether this amount of notice is correct? He has also been training other employees my job role today? Is it correct that you can only be made redundant if your job role is no longer required. And the last question can you be dismissed once on garden leave even after recieving your letter of redundancy. Thanks in advance
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