I worked for a company through an outsource company, but I have nearly no relation with the outsourcing company except they paid the salary. It was all done on a contract basis so I was never employee of the outsourcing company. In my linkedin profile I put I worked for the company that actually I was doing the work for and now the outsourcing company demands I'll update that I worked for them. Can they ask me to do so?
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They can ask. They cannot demand.
But it is your profile that you created to show your work.
It is completely up to you - you can give them a mention if you think they deserve it - how prominent or not is also up to you (a short - outsourced via companyname, for example).
Personally, I have had many jobs through recruiters/umbrella companies and such and most of these I have never mentioned in LinkedIn or my CV - they are not relevant to showing my career.
In short - up to you what you do here. They have no legal basis to force you to do this.
If your contract doesn't mention anything about such social media postings, you may not be at legal risk.
Although it may sound fancy to list that company (since you are doing it, am assuming its a big name), if I were you, I will honor the outsourcing company's request. For all you know its in the outsourcing company's contract with the company you are listing.
I had no hand in acquiring the client. I simply worked for the outsourcing firm and they paid me for it. It is only right to do so, as you really were engaged by the outsourcing firm.
If a future employer asked you for a proof of employment with the company you mentioned in your linkedin profile, you will only be cutting sorry pictures and explaining that you never really worked for the company you listed on your linkedin profile. It just puts you in a not so positive light with the future employer.