Solicitors often indicate a summary dismissal as a rough remedy. Quite right because as an employee you are not only immediately deprived of salary but you are also not entitled to unemployment benefits. A summary dismissal meets stiff demands. Three in short.
1. There must be an urgent reason for dismissal: in general serious matters such as theft.
2. You must be informed about the reason for a summary dismissal at once: the reason may not be vague to you.
3. The dismissal must be given immediately: as soon as your employer knows the urgent reason he must dismiss you at once.
Looking at the consequences of a summary dismissal and the stiff demands that go with this you should be advised by an employment law specialist as soon as possible. By quashing a dismissal you will keep your job and wages. Do not sign anything and be prepared to do work.