Hello again Don and thank you for that additional information and your question. Unless you work under a bargaining agreement or a contract that gives you grievance rights for being assigned extra work, etc., then there is no right to file any sort of legal complaint against your employer for these actions. The only exception would be if you believed that you specifically were being targeted because you are in a protected class under employment discrimination
laws and not merely the victim of poor management and a bad economic situation.
The truth is that employers do what is happening to you more and more frequently these days to try to bleed as much work out of the workforce they have in order to cut costs and increase profits. Not necessarily a big picture view or fair, but entirely legal, again assuming they are not violating a contract, company policy or targeting you because you are in a protected class. In fact, an employer, absent a contract, is always able to change the terms and conditions of employment, including duties, hours, wages
, benefits, etc., absent a contract or discriminatory intent.
If you do think the employer is violating a contract or company policy or is targeting you specifically because you are in a protected class, then you should immediately sit down with a local employment law
attorney to discuss the details of your case and come up with a plan of action. If you do not, then you are in the unfortunate decision of staying and trying to endure this difficult situation, or trying to find more suitable employment. Not an ideal option, but the only one available when there is no violation of a law.
Please feel free to ask any related follow up questions that you might have. I would be glad to assist you further if I can.