Student or Learner
I hope someone can help me with this problem.
When writing about breach of rules, breach of duty etc, should I use "the" or not?
For example: "Serious breaches of (the) duty of loyalty towards the employer can constitute grounds for termination."
Or: "If notice of termination due to shortage of work is given in breach of (the) rules regarding employment is given to an employee..."
Thanks in advance.