For years, Uber drivers have complained that the app doesn't prompt riders to tip them. It's the first complaint drivers often voice about driving on the platform. Uber clarified its policy on tipping after being sued in California and Massachusetts, telling drivers and riders that tips were acceptable.
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After settling two big lawsuits where drivers claimed Uber did not allow them to accept tips, Uber agreed to not get in the way of the practice any more. There was even speculation that Uber might start encouraging the act. Today, the on-demand ride app has answered that speculation with an unequivocal middle finger to its drivers: "Tips are not included nor are they expected on Uber."