Can an employee bring a breach of contract claim in an employment tribunal?

Yes, an employee may bring a claim for damages for breach of contract, or for a sum due under the contract, in an employment tribunal, provided that the claim arises or is outstanding on termination of the contract. Such a claim must be brought within three months of the effective date of termination or, where there is no effective date of termination, within three months of the employee's last day in the terminated employment, unless the tribunal is satisfied that this was not reasonably practicable.

Damages for a breach of contract claim in an employment tribunal are limited to £25,000. Claims of up to £50,000 may be brought in the county court. Claims in excess of £50,000 must normally be brought in the High Court.