The past few decades have seen the political class in Nigeria use a commitment to providing employment for the populace and incentivizing possible employers as a marketing tool to gain popularity and acceptance in the race to power.Without an apparatus in place to compel these promises, and with a downturn in the economy, the employment market appears to be under the full control of employers and their agents. Setting age barriers, particularly limiting the upper age limit for most advertised positions. has now become a common feature in a large number of employment advertisements. Job applicants have become vulnerable in the hands of employers, creating a platform for tacit discrimination against anyone who is above the expected age limit; this is without regard to their qualifications and experience. The employment market in Nigeria has fast become a theatre of discrimination, where securing an entrance ticket is based on a precondition outside the control of these vulnerables. This seems to be in clear disregard to extant laws and especially Nigeria’s obligations under international labour standards and a sense of dignity of the applicants. Amongst other things, this article aims to examine this development and its implications for employment relations in Nigeria.