Employers generally strive to retain current employees because an experienced employee can add value to a business and because the high costs associated with recruiting and training new employees are attributable. If employees have temporary problems that lead them to violate company guidelines, to the point where they are about to be fired, employers should consider a last chance (also called a fixed choice) to keep the employee while protecting the business. A last-chance agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee that defines the conditions the worker must meet in order to keep his or her job. Although employers are not required to offer last-chance agreements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), these agreements are often used for workers who have relapsed drug or alcohol dependent and whose current drug or alcohol use is causing problems in the workplace. The worker understands that this is a “last chance” to successfully follow the employer`s drug and non-alcohol employment policy. The employee is aware that failure to comply with this agreement results in immediate termination. As explained above, the main objective of an AIC is to give the worker (1) one last chance to get a job and, on the other hand (2), to define precisely the conditions for maintaining employment and to make it clear that any further misconduct will result in dismissal. When workers return from treatment because of drug and alcohol problems that have violated the drug and alcohol policy, you should have them sign an agreement that sets out the expectations that affect both the employer and the worker, as well as all the consequences for the violation of the agreement. The court justified this decision by the fact that “the employer`s obligation to take into account such a condition of disability [i.e. alcoholism] is not unlimited and an employer cannot be a collection insurer.” Id. at 813. In particular, “despite previous warnings, an employee cannot have another last chance and cannot avoid dismissal indefinitely by trying to enter another treatment after each relapse.” Id.