New manager... employee caught talking behind my back
I am a new manager for an organization that is going through some tough times. One of my employees was over heard saying "We're going to get rid of him (me) the same way we got rid of Jason (my boss)". Jason was recently let go for unknown reasons.
This information was given to me from a executive level director, Amy.
Should I confront this employee? If so, what do I say? And should I ask Amy if it's ok to use that information?