Restores missing option to take family leave on phones for pregnant sims with careers entering the third trimester and their spouses.
When entering the third trimester phase of a sim pregnancy, a notification appears confirming that your sims can now take family leave. But the option to take family leave is missing from the work tab on the phone.
For some reason, the game is testing to see if your sim has the actor career before it will allow the option to display on the phone. This means the option should show up if your sim is an actor, but for everyone else it will be missing.
This fix implements the intended behaviour, which is to hide the option for sims with the actor career (because they work via gigs which they can choose not to take while pregnant), and allow the option to appear as intended for all other sim careers.
- Affects users who have base game version 188.8.131.520 (13 November 2018) and newer installed.
- The official bug report thread can be found at EA Answers HQ: No Family Leave Option. If you encounter this bug, visit the bug thread and click “me too” to increase its importance.
- This mod rewrites the tuning file for the phone interaction to take family leave (phone_TakeFamilyLeave E882D22F-00000000-0000000000019A3D), and will conflict with any other mod that overrides the same resource.
Download and install
This bug is listed as fixed in the patch notes for game update 184.108.40.2060 (16 April 2019), so this mod is no longer required.
With the latest game update, your sims should be able to take family leave using the option on their phones under the career tab, after they receive the notification that family leave is availble during the third trimester of pregnancy.
Download the ZIP file containing the mod. Open the ZIP file and take the package file out, placing it into your Mods folder for The Sims 4, found in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods.
Family Leave Fix (3 KB)
Latest updated version: 31 December 2018
Tested with game version: PC 220.127.116.110