Discrimination and distinguishing between different groups
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Has the option that results in the least amount of discrimination been selected?
Any discrimination should be no greater than is necessary to achieve the policy objective.
When faced with multiple options for achieving the policy objective, an option that achieves the policy objective without discriminating on a prohibited ground should be selected. If differential treatment is required by the policy, the option that results in the least discrimination should be preferred and additional measures to reduce the infringement of rights and freedoms or promote accountability and transparency should be considered. Chapter 6 provides a list of the types of measures that may be appropriate.