I need some advice.

I started some employees this morning on a temporary contract and one of the boys has been recognised as having stabbed a longer term employee’s son. Although he has not been charged yet the court case is still going on so he might well be charged. He is known to have a bad temper too.

The Operations Director has advised me to pay him off as he does not want other employees at risk.

From a legal point of view can I terminate his employment (on hear say it would seem).

(He came across really well at interview but did not come across as well during his induction this morning).

Many thanks,

Michelle McAloon