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Unfortunately, there is nothing illegal about reducing an employee's schedule in order to induce them to quit. This is not illegal because employment is "at will" in Alabama absent an agreement to the contrary and as such can be simply terminated at any time. Since your employer can fire you, there is nothing unlawful about them changing the terms of your employment to get you to quit instead.
The above noted, if you are an employee (you receive a W2), you might be eligible for unemployment benefits if you can prove that you quit due to a substantial reduction in your hours. However, the reduction would have to be so large that no reasonable person would have chosen to remain employed. Given the risk you would be taking that your claim for benefits will be denied, it is usually better to just look for alternative work while still employed and only quit once you've secured another job.
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