This case takes place in Virginia and involves a young woman who was murdered on the job. She was sent out to perform functions much like a professional social worker but with no education or training in the field. The employer offered services to persons with serious and persistent mental health problems, many of whom had a history of violence. The employer did not do any background checks on its clients and did not obtain medical records. The employer only obtained a name and address and sometimes a diagnosis. This particular person who murdered the young woman had a history of being violent and unstable. He had previously barricaded another employee at his residence. The employer took no action and sent her to the residence anyway with no supervision. On the 4th visit, she was chased down the street and stabbed to death. The plaintiff alleges the employer did not take enough action to ensure the safety of its employees given the violent history of the client.