The double standard for men and women continues in the workplace. The recent media debate about whether Carrie Fisher is aging well or not in the blockbuster, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie, is an example of women facing scrutiny about looks and appearance in the workplace that does not equally apply to men.
It's illegal for employers to allow the age of their workers to influence decisions about hiring, promotion, and retention. There are laws banning discrimination in the workplace on the basis of age in the U.S. as well as the U.K. However, these laws don't mean that ageism doesn't exist in more subtle ways.